Latest Blog entries

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.

CITiZAN's Climate Change Pledge

05/03/2022   |   Oliver Hutchinson

To coincide with the final CITiZAN conference in Liverpool we're launching our teams' pledge towards a sustainable future as we move beyond the project.

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The scars of war

19/02/2022   |   Andy Sherman

Merseyside was one of the most heavily bombed areas of the country during the Second World War, with thousands of buildings damaged and destroyed. Most of this destruction was cleared away, damaged buildings reapaired and destroyed buildings replaced. But, if you look carefully at some structures around the city you can still see evidence of the aerial warfare waged against Liverpool.

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A lonely marker on the foreshore

17/12/2021   |   Andy Sherman

Scattered across the foreshore between Crosby and Hightown are miles of demolition rubble, often thought to have come entirely from the clearence of bomb damaged buildings in the centre of Liverpool after the bombing raids of the Second World War. This blog explores the full origins of the rubble and looks at one forlorn example in more detail

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RNLI Heroism: The wreck of the Mexico

09/12/2021   |   Andy Sherman

The Mexico was a German sailing vessel heading out of the port of Liverpool in 1886, heading for South America, when she ran into terrible trouble. The RNLI leapt into action, but they would pay a terribly heavy price for their heroism.

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Flamborough Old Lighthouse: Lighting the way since the 1600s

20/11/2021   |   Chris Kolonko

In this blog we’ll be taking a quick look at one of the Humber Discovery Programme’s most unique maritime buildings.

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