Archaeology North West 2016: A Year in the life of CBA North West

The Council for British Archaeology’s spring AGM (in 2016 on the 7th May) is a chance to reflect on the past year in archaeology in the North West. Many of the themes are familiar from the last couple of years. Nationally, the big worry in archaeology remains the financing of local authority planning advisory services. Planning archaeology posts…

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Countdown to Destruction: Closing Lancashire’s HER

Lancashire’s Archaeology is on a countdown to destruction, with the 29th January 2016 the next fateful date in a slide towards the wilful obliteration of the county’s heritage. Why? Well you could look at this petiton here: http://www.change.org/p/marcus-johnstone-save-lancashire-s-archaeology-from-cuts To explain: in November 2015 I wrote, in my capacity as Chair of CBA North West, two letters to…