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OLD MORT’S ALMANACK for 2024

It is a long whispered part of archaeological folklore that at midnight on Mid-Winter Eve 1935 Sir Mortimer Wheeler met with pseudo archaeologist and Ley Lines researcher Alfred Watkins...

LITTLE TREASURES: SKY KIDS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS ISSUES WITH DETECTORIST TV

Archaeology World met the casting call for Sky Kids new metal detecting show with horror. Now that...

MAD NAD AND ENVIRONMENT TO GOVE

Although it is unlikely to have been at the forefront of his mind as he rearranged the cabinet...

SPRING DETECTIVAL DINO DEBACLE

Question: What is the difference between Spring Detectival 2021 and Lego?Answer: Although both are enjoyable pastimes...

OLD MORT’S REVIEW OF THE DECADE

As the decade of the 2010's recedes in the rear view mirror of history thePipeLine takes a look...

SKETCH: THE SECOND BATTLE OF BOSWORTH MOVES TO PARLIAMENT

With the Hinckley and Bosworth planning committee due to meet tomorrow, 25 September 2018, to decide if part of the registered battlefield of Bosworth...

SKETCH: STONEHENGE ROW TURNED UP TO ELEVEN IN WESTMINSTER HALL [AT LEAST AMONG THE CONSERVATIVES]

By the end of business in Parliament on Tuesday Transport Secretary Chis Grayling could have been forgiven for feeling as if he had...

HOME OFFICE BURNING IN WINDRUSH HISTORIC DOCUMENTS FAIL

  thePipeLine reflects on the implications of the Windrush landing cards scandal for historians and family history researchers   Mainstream media outlets, well at least the BBC,...

STONEHENGE ALLIANCE SAYS NO TO STONEHENGE BULL[DOZERS] AT HIGHWAYS ENGLAND ROADSHOW

  A rebel alliance, over five hundred years of political spin in one historic room and the potential for a fashionably retro computer game;  Andy...

“VISIGOTH” MINISTER GIBB ADMITS EXAM BOARDS FACED “FINANCIAL ISSUES” WHEN ARCHAEOLOGY A LEVEL WAS AXED

Archaeology A-level students from a state school in south-east London learn about archaeological geophysics   In his Twitter profile Conservative MP Tim Loughton, describes himself as...

SKETCH: THE GAME OF GARDEN BRIDGES

Ser Boris Johnson dreams of appearing before the London Assembly to be whipped in penance for the sin of prejudged procurement, and doing favours for friends.       Ser...