Blog entries in 2024

We encourage everyone involved in the CITiZAN project to contribute to our blog. Whether you're on site monitoring, in a library researching, or conducting oral history projects, we want to hear from you! To submit an article please email your regional CITiZAN Community Archaeologist with your text and up to five images.

Scouting at Gibraltar Point

14/06/2024   |   Andy Sherman

Today Gibraltar Point is a beautiful, windswept nature reserve, but 150 years ago it sat in the center of busy maritime network. A coastguard station was built on the edge of Wainsfleet Haven to watch over the ships sailing along the Lincolnshire coast. During the First World War the coastguard station was staffed by Boy Scouts, while the men usually stationed there fought overseas.

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CITiZAN data added to the Archaeological Data Service

24/04/2024   |   Andy Sherman

Since the CITiZAN initiative began in 2015 our team of volunteers and staff have added thousands of new archaeological features to our dataset. We've now archived all of this data with the Archaeological Data Service in York. Read all about some of our favorite sites and were you can find our dataset with the ADS.

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Building floating history at Appledore

28/02/2024   |   Andy Sherman

Boats have been built on the Torridge River at Appledore and Bideford for hundreds of years. In the 1960's and 70's some of those boats looked distinctly out of place, being replicas of historic sailing ships last built in England when sailing was the fastest way to get anywhere. Today we take a whistlestop tour of some of that boat building history.

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A stormy start to the year

12/02/2024   |   Lianne Havell

2024 has started with howling winds and driving rain but it hasn't stopped our volunteers in Lincolnshire being on the beach to record the archaeology uncovered by the storms. Read all about what Lianne and Jordan have been finding on the beach in the first six weeks of the year.

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