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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.

Defending our Isle: The military defenses at Bridlington

24/03/2016   |   Megan Clement

The Yorkshire coastline was one of the best defended coastlines in the UK during the Second World War, find out more about the pillboxes, anti-tank blocks and defences which still in some cases line the beaches.

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Much more than a smugglers tale: the archaeology of South Landing

10/03/2016   |   Megan Clement

Although well known for its smugglers tales, there is a much richer heritage in the archaeology still present at South Landing on the Yorkshire coast.

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Ears to the sea: sound mirrors of south east England

12/02/2016   |   Lara Band

Along the east and south coast of England, in various states of survival, are the remains of concave concrete listening posts dating from the late 1910s - early 1930s. The south east team have been visiting some of those in their area.

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From Prehistoric Footprints to the First Lifeboat Station

28/01/2016   |   Andy Sherman

Discover the incredible archaeology along the Sefton Coastline. These range from prehistoric footprints through to the tar dumps created in the 50s and 60s. This is also the site of Formby lifeboat station, the first lifeboat station in England to rescue people from the treacherous sea which claimed many vessels.

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Archaeology 101

28/10/2015   |   Ken Parker (CITiZAN Volunteer)

What does CITiZAN training involve? This blog is written by a volunteer and they explain what they learnt from the training session Archaeology 101.

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