by Alan S.
We continue our review of 2015, looking back through the Spring and Summer months.
A month of change with the split of English Heritage, and a new Chief Executive about to take the reins, a new Culture Secretary who seemed to have a grasp on things. And a recent Historic Environment (Wales) Bill.
Meanwhile, in London, the Council for British Archaeology’s Local Heritage Engagement Network held a workshop for heritage advocates. Unfortunately we were unable to attend, but by all accounts the event was well received, and has since been successfully repeated in other parts of the country.
With a change of management structure at the Portable Antiquities Scheme, we suggested 10 truths the PAS must make public. RESCUE meanwhile, unveiled a new look and the annual Day of Archaeology gave us an insight into how varied the life of an archaeologist can be.
We looked at several ancient sites this month, including the Newport Leper Stone, Tinkinswood burial chamber and British Camp. We reminisced about the first HA Megameet and took a look at the Sharpitor NW stone row in our ongoing series.
Two views of ‘consultation’ were taken, one from Wales, the other from Shropshire. And we highlighted three early tests for the new PAS structure. Unsurprisingly, they failed, as evidenced by our ‘myth-peddlers’ piece.
The year concludes in tomorrow’s installment.