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Avebury, south-east quadrant. Image credit and © Littlestone
 
 

In Pursuit of Treasure
Sunday 7 Feb, 13:30 on BBC Radio 4

“Archaeologist and broadcaster Mike Pitts delves into the sometimes murky world of the metal detector, from harmless amateur history buffs to criminal nighthawkers, and discovers how metal detecting is changing our national heritage. He hears stories of in-fighting within the metal detecting community, bust-ups between landowners and detectorists and battles inside the archaeological establishment. And Mike hears from the man who found a multi-million pound Saxon hoard.”

The Voices Who Dug Up The Past
Episode 1
Monday 8 Feb, 11:00 on BBC Radio 4

“Broadcaster and archaeologist Mike Pitts delves into the question of why different archaeologists can dig the same sites yet reach completely different conclusions. Mike visits Britain’s biggest Iron Age hill fort, Maiden Castle, and, through archive, diary excerpts and interviews, relives two seminal digs that took place there in the 1930s and 1980s. Is it a monument tied up in Roman warfare and invasion, or a structure symbolising power and exclusion from the outside world? Featuring interviews with Niall Sharples, Beatrice de Cardi, Ian Armit and Chris Sparey-Green.”

The Voices Who Dug Up The Past
Episode 2
Monday 15 Feb, 11:00 on BBC Radio 4

“Mike visits Sutton Hoo, with Lady Clark and Martin Carver among others.”

Source, Mike Pitts.

A reminder and a call, to anyone who will be able to attend this Sunday, that there will be a meeting at the Huntsman’s Inn, near Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, about the campaign against the proposed port at Bremore.

From the Indymedia website; ”There will be a meeting at the Huntsman’s Inn Sunday 7th Feb 2.30pm all welcome. We wish to hear people’s opinions and ideas with a view to mobilising greater awareness among locals of the direct impact this proposed port will bring. By that date the archaeological contracts will be assigned and so it is with greater imperative that all those interested should attend.”

The same website states that the Huntsman’s Inn is “…on the R132 (previously known as the N1). Best directions are: “Take Exit 7 off the M1 (near the North City Hotel) and follow signs for Gormanston and Balbriggan’’”

The first move in the project was last year’s Drogheda Port extension to incorporate the Bremore area. This is the link to An Taisce’s submission:
 
http://www.antaisce.ie/builtenvironment/CurrentAppeals/BremorePort/tabid/632/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Earlier, explanatory articles in the Heritage Journal:

Bremore: The Planning Process

Bremore. Quo Vadis?

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