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The Coastal History Blog

Blog 31:  “The Intolerant Coast” The Syrian refugee crisis has brought forth a broad humanitarian response and also some thoughtful pieces from historians. On the “refugee or migrant” question, Le Monde interviewed Gérard Noiriel in a conversation that harked back all the way to the sixteenth century.[1] In the Guardian, Mary Beard commented on how […]

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Channel Island evacuees outside St Mary’s Church after one of their wartime services

Service in Stockport to Mark ‘Return Home’ of Channel Island Evacuees in 1945

Port Towns & Urban Cultures contributor Gillian Mawson is organising a Channel Islands Evacuee’ church service at St Mary’s, Stockport Market Place on Sunday 23 August at 10.30am. The event will mark the 70th anniversary of the time when thousands of Channel Island evacuees left Stockport, and the surrounding area, to return home in 1945. […]

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CFP: Firths and Fjords: A Coastal History Conference

The Firths and Fjords: A Coastal History Conference will be held from Thursday 31 March to Saturday 2 April 2016 at The Centre for History, University of the Highlands and Islands, Dornoch. This conference will explore the pasts of communities living near or along adjacent coastlines: firths, sea lochs, fjords, estuaries, inlets, sounds, narrow gulfs and […]

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The Coastal History Blog

Blog 18: “Offshore and Offshoring” In her book Cornish Wrecking, Cathryn Pearce relates an incident from 1755 in which Customs Officers opened fire on a pilchard sloop caught in the act of fishing two casks of brandy out of the water.  The sloop fled, but was intercepted at the quay, where combat continued and blood […]

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