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Let Them Speak for Themselves

Let Them Speak for Themselves

There is a an abundance of 20th century military heritage in the Up on the Downs scheme area but it appears to be surprisingly poorly documented.  Aerial photography from the 1940s suggests that many structures remain to be identified and mapped, and those that are are often inaccurately recorded.  

This project was co-ordinated by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust and conducted primarily by volunteers.  Volunteers have been carrying out condition surveys, taking photographs and accurately record locations of military structures across the scheme area in order to improve the quality of data contained on the Historic Environment Record

The second aim of the project was to improve the condition of some of these heritage items by holding actions days.  These events cleared debris and removed vegetation from some of the structures that still stand as reminders of those tumultuous times.  Monthly events were held on threatened defensive structures and sites. 

Citadel Clear UpFort Burg