Manchester’s Hidden Past – Saving the City Region’s Archaeology

2020 will mark the 40th anniversary of the founding the Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit, the creation of the County Archaeologist post, and the establishment of the Sites and Monuments Record (now known as the Historic Environment Record) for Greater Manchester. The city region was one of the last counties in Britain to see the emergence…

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…