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Saving Lancashire’s Archaeology: the Lights Flicker but Don’t Go Out

On the 31st March 2016 the Lancashire County archaeological planning  advisory service closed. As Lancashire was the first local authority to appoint a county archaeologist, way back in 1963, this is a heart-wrenching moment, which may act as signal to other lcoal authorities that they too can ditch this kind of heritage planning advisory service…   …However, Joanne Smith…

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Speaking up for Industrial Archaeology

Help the Association for Industrial Archaeology save our shared industrial past. Join the Association in a training day aimed at improving our heritage campaigning skills. http://industrial-archaeology.org/aia-practical-weekend-2016-announced/ To explain further. The closure of the Snibston Mining Museum in Leicestershire late last year, the subsequent dispersal of its coal mining collection, and the imminent demolition of the…

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Valuing Lancashire’s Archaeology

The campaign to save Lancashire’s Historic Environment Record database and its associated Historic Environment Service, which supplies archaeological planning advice, continues with over 960 people signing the petition here: http://www.change.org/p/marcus-johnstone-save-lancashire-s-archaeology-from-cuts This may be having some small effect for Lancashire County Council published a call inviting enquires about taking over the Historic Environment Service and undertaking some…