Stonehenge

Rescue News No 107, for Summer 2009 included:

Stonehenge: Visitor facilities decision announced In May the Government announced that it is to go ahead with new visitor facilities for Stonehenge. English Heritage welcomed the Government’s decision, which, together with integrated proposals to close the A344, will improve the monument’s setting and presentation to visitors. Stonehenge before and after the proposed scheme. (Photo © …

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Rescue News No 105, for Autumn/Winter 2008 included:

UNESCO’s damning report on UK World Heritage Sites The United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO, has heavily criticised the UK Government, for failing in its duty to conserve parts of the country’s globally significant heritage and for a lack of clarity when assessing the conflicts between conservation and development. It has demanded urgent steps to remedy …

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Rescue News 103 for Autumn 2007. Articles include

Estuarine archaeology under threat by Fiona Haughey Intertidal Archaeologist & Archaeological Illustrator The archaeological world has for some time been aware of the effects on the coastline of Britain of erosion with its consequential exposure and loss of archaeological features and surfaces of a range of periods.   English Heritage and Historic Scotland have funded …

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RESCUE News 102 Summer 2007, to be distributed in July features articles on the following topics

New discoveries at St Martin-in-the-Fields By Emily Burton,MoLAS Senior Archaeologist, Member of St Martin ’s Project Team A project at St Martin-in-the-Fields church to provide new facilities for the congregation has allowed archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology Service (MoLAS) an opportunity to investigate its past. Its recent excavations offered a glimpse at late …

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Rescue News 98, for Spring 2006

Artefact hunting and the archaeological resource Paul Barford; The author looks at current practice and attitudes to metal detector use and artefact hunting and collecting generally and the current and future role of the Portable Antiquities Scheme RESCUE and metal detecting ; sets out RESCUE’s current views on the use of metal detectors Wind farms: …

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Rescue News No 97, for Autumn 2005

Thornborough Henges: still under threat! George Chaplin, Chairman, Timewatch On 20th September a meeting of NYCC planning committee accepted a request from Tarmac yet again to defer the application to extend existing quarrying operations into the setting of the Thornborough Henges complex. There has been a considerable campaign of opposition to the proposal, including more …

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Latest Edition of Rescue News out

Rescue News Issue 108 for Autumn 2009 will be distributed by the end of October. Articles include: * PPG 15 comments, True cost of the Anglo-Saxon hoard * Funding crises for heritage attractions * Portable Antiquities Schemes in Europe compared * Purton Hulks: EH responds, Ratiaria, Bulgaria threatened by robbers * Stonehenge again, Lord Kennet …

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