Month: November 2010

Crisis facing our national treasures

RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust welcomes the contribution of the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) to the debate over the future of archaeological archives in the UK. We have long advocated improvements to the system of archive deposition in local and regional museums and the creation of regional depositories to hold archives …

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Archaeological Archives: problems loom

Breaking News In response to a recently issued Press Release by the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME), RESCUE will shortly be releasing a press release highlighting the importance of the issue, but also the importance of a long term solution. RESCUE has a long track record of concern about the lack of resource …

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Stonehenge Update: October 2010

The new coalition government withdrew its contribution of £10m towards the Stonehenge Project on 18 June. Shortly afterwards, despite legal representations from the Stonehenge Alliance, Wiltshire Council granted planning permission for the Stonehenge visitor centre scheme. Although English Heritage has resolved to try to obtain the lost £10m from alternative sources outside Government, it is understood that the money has not yet been secured. In …

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Redevelopment threat for Stanley Mill

In what may well be the first real test of PPS5, one of the most important industrial archaeological complexes in Britain, Stanley Mill in Gloucestershire is threatened with massive re-development and extensivedemolition of large parts of the site. Stanley Mill is the finest of the Stroud Valley Textile Mills, is Listed Grade 1, and survives largely complete with all its original associated buildings …

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rescue-news

Rescue News is the newspaper of Rescue, bringing you up to date with a wide range of archaeological issues. As a member of RESCUE you will receive your copy of RESCUE NEWS three times a year. Summaries of older issues can be found here.

Rescue News 112: Out very soon

Rescue News 112 for Spring 2011 will be sent to members towards the end of February. Why not join us to receive your very own copy? You can read snippets of articles from issue 112 here, together with articles from old issues of Rescue News

Rescue’s map of heritage cuts: Keep adding to it

As the Government announce the headlines in the Comprehensive Spending Review, and as the impacts on heritage become apparent, Rescue are mapping exactly where these cuts are hitting local services. Rescue is determined to highlight where cuts to local authorities, universities and other organisations will have an irreversible and long-term effect on British archaeology, and to the …

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