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PTUC Events Calendar

Promote your events via PTUC! If you have a Port Town, Urban, Maritime or Naval-themed event, we can include it on our website. Please contact PTUC@port.ac.uk with the details. See below for some of the events that may be of interest to you!           2018     April 5th-6th Apr – ‘Healthy or Unhealthy Cities?’, Urban […]

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The Coastal History 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 the Roman Empire handled borders […]

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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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