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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.

You give me fever !

29/04/2020   |   Grant Bettinson

Sadly, this is not a tribute to Peggy Lee’s Fever, although it does make good background music and a great hook in the current situation. This blog is about fever hulks, particularly the fever hulks present on the Dart Estuary within the South Devon Rivers Discovery Programme. It also gives you a quick run-through of Quarantine through history.

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The Vicar's delight

27/04/2020   |   Andy Sherman

Rectory Woods are a set of pleasure gardens built in the village of Heysham, on the southern shores of Morecambe Bay. Along with the Morecambe Bay Partnership and the Lancaster and District Heritage Group we recorded the gardens in the first phase of the Project. Learn a little more about the gardens with this blog.

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Intrigue at Dungeon Lane

23/04/2020   |   Andy Sherman

In February a mudlarker spotted a carved stone on the foreshore of the River Mersey. But what is and were does it come from? This blog tries to answer those questions with a little detective work.

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Paull Foreshore: Past, Present and Future

18/04/2020   |   S. Griffiths & C. Kolonko

For the International Day of Monuments and Sites we revisit our trip to Paull, East Yorkshire, to describe some of its rich heritage.

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Building boats on the Humber

09/04/2020   |   Andy Sherman

During the Victorian period ship building was one of Hull's biggest industry's, the city's shipyards made vessels that sailed and steamed around the world. The Earles brothers founded one of the city's largest shipbuilders, this blog tells a little bit of their story.

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