Ian's Insights on Sites: an archaeological miscellany

'The Fallen: rediscovering a lost generation' Ian Blair In August 2018 I wrote a short…
‘I keep saying another metre and that will be it, but I said that 2m…
Thursday, 24 February 2022 12:59

Sunflowers and Polyspans

Sunflowers and Polyspans Written by Ian Blair Calverts Buildings, 15–23 Southwark Street, SE1 (15SKS80) Photographs…
‘Never trust a man with a balloon’: the aerial photography of the Guildhall amphitheatre Written…
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 12:29

‘Welcome to the house of fun’

‘Welcome to the house of fun’ Written by Ian Blair The dynamics of any archaeological…
‘The Two Sues: MOLA Managing Editors par excellence’: Unsung heroes of London archaeology No. 173…
Early on-site assessment of archaeological competency Written by Ian Blair   Peter Hinton with luxuriant…
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 19:23

In memory of Gina Porter 1957 -1921

In memory of Gina Porter 1957-2021 Written by Ian Blair The last few months have…
Friday, 02 July 2021 10:50

Remembering Eric Norton

Remembering Eric Norton Written by Ian Blair1st July 2021 On Monday I returned to Eagle…
‘Please Sir, can I have some more?’ Written by Ian Blair   A lovely photo…
The assault on St Paul’s Cathedral: or how to gain entry after midnight Written by…
Thursday, 01 April 2021 15:53

No one messes with: ‘The Management!’

No one messes with: ‘The Management!’ Written by Ian Blair   The photo below shows…
Unsolved archaeological mysteries No. 42: ‘Could I have worked at Sutton Hoo in 1939, but…
Unsolved archaeological mysteries No. 311: The mysterious disappearance of HRH Prince Charles’s wellington boots Written…
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 13:12

‘Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves’

‘Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves’ Written by Ian Blair Late last night, whilst looking…
Sunday, 26 April 2020 14:16

Leaden Curse

Leaden Curse Written by Ian Blair Re-reading the recent ‘Heavy Metal at Regis House’ post…
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:45

Extended tour of duty

Extended tour of duty: From the DUA to MOLA Written by Ian Blair 31st March…
Monday, 10 February 2020 11:45

Remembering Bill McCann

Remembering Bill McCann Written by Ian Blair10 February 2020 It was sad to hear from…
Friday, 30 August 2019 20:13

Fallen Gladiator of the Guildhall

Fallen Gladiator of the Guildhall Written by Ian Blair Nick Bateman retires from MOLA today,…
'Museum of the Dispossessed' (31-05-19) From Ian Blair 'The death of any human memory erases…
‘Damned if you do, damned if you don’t’ Written by Ian Blair The following comes…
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