Ian's Insights on Sites: an archaeological miscellany

‘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…
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…
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 14:31

The Fallen: remembering a lost generation

 ‘The Fallen: remembering a lost generation’ Written by Ian Blair My Great Uncle George William…
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:00

Rebuilding of London 1954 Cartoon

‘Rebuilding London – if they have to preserve these Roman discoveries’ (Moon, Sunday Dispatch, 26…
‘The invisible finds teams’: Unsung heroes of London archaeology No.612 Written by Ian Blair -…
Friday, 23 February 2018 15:42

‘Two Tribes’

‘Two Tribes’ Written by Ian Blair ‘A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far…
Thursday, 15 February 2018 12:14

Oh No Mates… Is absolutely nothing sacred?

Oh no mates… Is absolutely nothing sacred?the crumbling bastions of chauvinism: well perhaps not! Written…
Friday, 19 January 2018 15:02

Shortage of archaeologists

'Shortage of archaeologists' From Ian Blair In advance of a future post on the ‘London…
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 15:28

Gladiatrix

  ‘Gladiatrix’: or hands up, who threw that banana skin into the arena? – someone…
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