The Maritime Archaeological Sea Trust has announced the launch of their Heritage Lottery Fund Remembrance Pilot Project. This project will focus on World War One and Two underwater heritage off our coast. The United Kingdom has the largest and most significant collection of World War wrecks of anywhere in the world and the seas off CBA North’s region are well represented.
The focus of this pilot will be the north-east coast. The Project aims to train, facilitate and encourage diving groups to record these wrecks. In addition the Project will also train 10 non-divers to carry out research online and in archives complementary to the divers work underwater allowing the two strands of evidence to be combined. In Northumberland the work of the volunteers in the archives will be run by the Northumberland Archives Service.
Anyone interested in volunteering to undertake the research and archive work should contact Jessica Turner, Historic and Built Environment Officer at the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on 01670 622 648 or email her through the details here.
The Northumberland Archaeological Group (NAG) has the following provisional programme of
talks arranged for 2016. We meet at 7.00pm at the Newcastle Arts Centre, off Westgate Road – the entrance to the centre is in Black Swan Yard. Non-members are invited on the basis that if they wish to attend a second talk they should consider joining NAG. For further details contact the secretary, Gordon Moir, firstname.lastname@example.org or see their website.
Our talks are going to be;
Jan 13th David Astbury, Settlement in South-East Northumberland: new discoveries through remote sensing.
Feb 10th Megan Clement, The CITiZAN project: Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network.
March 9th Marco Romeo Pitone, title to be confirmed, but on some aspect of copper extraction.
April 6th John Davies, Salters Nick – Some Final Conclusions.
May 11th Tatiana Ivleva, title also to be confirmed, but on glass bangles in the Iron Age.
CITiZAN Event at Old Low Light, 7th September
CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) will be at the Old Low Light, North Shields, to talk about the project and the plans they have in the North-East in regards to training and outreach. This illustrated talk starts at 6.30pm.
For details of the event http://www.citizan.org.uk/events/2015/Sep/07/illustrated-talk-old-low-light/
Information about the CITiZAN organsiation can be accessed at http://www.citizan.org.uk/