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This CITiZAN blog is written by you, the CITiZANs, and by our staff. We encourage everyone involved in the project to contribute, whether you're on site monitoring, in a library researching, or conducting oral history projects. If you would like to submit a blog, email the CITiZAN Archaeologist for Outreach in your regional office your text and up to five images.

The Humble Anti-Tank Block

31/05/2017   |   Megan Clement

Anti-tank blocks are perhaps what might be considered fairly uninspiring legacy to the past. They might not be sensational as a trackway or as impressive as wrecked vessels. But they are perhaps the most resilient and abundant defensive structure you will find on the foreshore today and these were made in vast numbers to line the coasts of Britain.

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What do archaeologists do when they aren't working?

11/04/2017   |   Lara Band

Go to conferences!

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Mammoth task

31/03/2017   |   Oliver Hutchinson

The foreshore of Mersea Island has delivered some real treats already this year, but no one was expecting this

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CITiZAN at Hest Bank and Ulverston

30/03/2017   |   Henry Weeds

This blog looks at CITiZAN's work within the Regional Research Framework and at the work undertaken supporting the Morecambe Bay Partnership at the Hest Bank Pier and the jetty in Ulverston.

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The chilling remnants of the Cold War

13/03/2017   |   Andy Sherman

During World War II the Royal Observer Corps was tasked with locating and tracking enemy aircraft, at the end of the conflict they were disbanded. But were soon reformed and given a much harder task. Reporting on the location and strength of nuclear missile strikes in the event the Cold War ever heated up. CITiZAN North have been looking at one of the ROC fallout reporting bunkers on Mersey Side.

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