Rescue News No 93, for Summer 2004

  • Finding the past is not enough. Securing its future is the bigger challenge Dominic Powlesland, Director of The Landscape Research Centre reports on a continuous programme of archaeological investigation since rescue excavations ahead of a mineral extraction programme began at Cook’s Quarry, West Heslerton in 1977
  • Stonehenge Inquiry latest – May 2004 by Kate Fielden, Stonehenge Alliance. The future of the Thornborough Henges, important now Tarmac have submitted a planning application
  • Museums in crisis! Museums under threat in 2004-05 How safe is your local museum?
  • English Heritage under funding pressure Judith Plouviez, RESCUE Vice-Chairman
  • Preservation in situ: calculating the risks. Since 1999 EJ Sidell , Institute of Archaeology, University College London/English Heritage T Higuchi, RJ Allison and AJ Long Department of Geography, University of Durham have been running a new project to explore the response of archaeological sediments and artefacts to imposed stress regimes as a consequence of past, present and future anthropogenic activity.
  • Human Remains: to study or to bury? Launch of the first in a new series of occasional papers published by the Institute of Ideas Human Remains: objects to study or ancestors to bury? By Tiffany Jenkins.
  • Peak National Park: Quarry threat. English Heritage has written a 14 page letter to the Peak National Parks Authority registering its objections in the strongest possible terms, to a proposal by Stancliffe Stone quarry company to extend its quarrying activities at Lees Cross and Endcliffe, which is within the boundaries of the Peak National Park and in close proximity to the scheduled area of Stanton Moor.
  • DCMS question time with Estelle Morris
  • RESCUE joins Heritage Link. RESCUE is one of Heritage Link’s newest members. In joining the umbrella organisation set up in 2002 to enable voluntary organisations concerned with the historic environment to speak with a more co-ordinated voice, RESCUE brings the membership to 68.
  • UK Ratify Hague Convention.
  • Annual General Meeting and Open Meeting including leavers and 2004-5 RESCUE Council.