In the light of the succession of all the heritage harm and exploitation stories we’ve been publicising lately and the fact that today is the AGM of RESCUE (we’ll be there, so say hello), their remark above is a timely reminder. If there’s an opportunity to make a buck or annex public assets for private benefit someone will try to take it. And the corollary is, unless someone says no, they’ll succeed.

Logo: RESCUE, the British Archaeology Trust

Logo: RESCUE, the British Archaeology Trust

See Rescue’s latest efforts against the budget cuts, and their excellent guide to ‘Fighting Back‘ for what you can do to help.