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Welcome to the MOLA blog. Explore our latest news, discoveries, stories and content. Our blog posts are created by archaeologists and specialists from across the organisation and cover a range of fascinating and informative topics. Browse our posts using the tags, join in the discussion and share with your network.

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  • Orthophotography: now and then

    Orthophotography: now and then

    MOLA team
    12.06.2014

    In the 1980s, the Director of our Northampton-based team, Steve Parry, painstakingly created an orthophoto of a cemetery site. He captured a series of photograph using a rather ingenious tripod system. An image-mosaic plan was then produced by cutting and sticking photographs together to remove the distortions that were present.

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  • Graffiti at Knole House, Kent

    2013 discovery highlights

    MOLA team
    10.12.2013

    2013 is almost over - where has the year gone?! The year may have flown by but we certainly have lots to show for it.

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  • WHSmith Art Deco tiles

    WHSmith Art Deco tiles

    MOLA team
    06.12.2013

    Building materials specialist, Ian Betts, and MOLA photographer, Andy Chopping, are working on a project to record and photograph surviving tile panels in branches of WHSmith.

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  • Hackney Community College students help to record local built heritage

    Hackney Community College students help to record local built heritage

    MOLA team
    24.07.2013

    Since March 2013, MOLA community archaeologist, Lauren Woodard, has been leading a project with students from Hackney Community College to help engage them with the built heritage of their local area.

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  • Gunnersbury Park

    Breathing new life into Gunnersbury Park

    MOLA team
    28.06.2013

    Gunnersbury Park in Hounslow is a Grade II Registered Park and a heritage asset of national significance. With a HLF Parks for People grant, a long-term regeneration scheme is being developed. As part of this process MOLA has been commissioned to contribute to updating the current Conservation Management Plan

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