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Caerau Hillfort: Part 3 – Iron Age?

Heritage Action member Sue Brooke continues her journey of discovery with Caerau Hillfort in Wales. New readers should start at Part 1 or put Caerau in our search box to get up to date. Ok, so I’d had a real problem in what the Romans may have been doing here, above my garden. This site […]

Caerau Hillfort: Part 2 – And There It Was

This is the second part of an ongoing series by Heritage Action member Sue Brooke. As Sue herself said as an introduction to the first part of the series: “I was brought up in the Caerau area. I went to school here and brought my children up here. As a kid I used the Caerau Hillfort […]

Caerau Hillfort: Part 1 – Over the Garden Fence

By Sue Brooke. Sue is our newest member and has joined us as Diary Editor and Feature Writer. [NB All images are the author’s own] Introduction I was brought up in the Caerau area. I went to school here and brought my children up here. As a kid I used the Caerau Hillfort area many […]

Oswestry: Outcry at Historic England U-turn

The latest Press Release from the Hands Off Old Oswestry Hillfort campaigners: – Historic England deals late blow to community’s 8-year fight to save the setting of one of Britain’s outstanding Iron Age hillforts from housing development – Campaigners are up in arms at news that Historic England has relaxed its concerns over development in […]

Review of the Year 2015: Part 2

by Alan S. We continue our review of 2015, looking back through the Spring and Summer months. May 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. […]

Summer, and digging season is in full swing

Every year, up and down the country, field schools provide the opportunity for students and volunteers to ‘get their hands dirty’ by becoming involved in real archaeological excavation work. It can be tough, rough, uncomfortable but ultimately satisfying work, and the benefits it brings to the rest of us in terms of the increase in […]

Inside the Mind of… Niall Sharples

It’s been a while, but Sue Brooke has once again managed to get a response from one of the prinicpals on the Caerau dig. In a departure from our usual email response format, Sue actually managed to sit down with Niall Sharples for a chat at Caerau. Here’s her report… Over the last 8 days […]

2013 HA Review of the Year: Part 2

We continue our look at the past year here on the Heritage Journal, highlighting some of the stories we’ve covered. May We started the month examining the looming crisis of storage of archaeological finds,  and some of the less pleasant aspects of being a Finds Liaison Officer. On a lighter note, we exposed some of […]

2013 HA Review of the Year: Part 1

In attempting to establish something of a December tradition here on the Heritage Journal, we once again take a look back at the past year. Once again, the year has had it’s ebbs and flows in what has been a very bad year generally for the heritage sector, with budget cuts very much the order […]

Oswestry: An authentic view of what the future may hold.

We’ve been sent this highly relevant message from our friend, regular Heritage Journal contributor Sue Brooke. Just read your Oswestry blog. There are some comparisons here with my hill. In fact, shame for me to say this, but I literally live in the fortifications of the Caerau fort. The picture of my garden below highlights […]