Today CART has launched its own research sharing resource.
Working with Glasscubes.com, CART will now be able to share all its core research material with its other researchers around the UK.
Glasscubes is the most advanced collaboration and project management tool on the market and ensures all CART’s material is backed up daily using a 256 bit encryption server.
Nearly all types of file can be shared and each CART member will upload their own data to the site which they manage once it is online. They can dictate the sharing rights and can remove the file at anytime.
More info can be found on the file share page within the members only area on this site.
Over the weekend more than 30 people gave up their time to help survey an area of woodland within the Coleshill estate and they were not disappointed by what they found.
Bases of Nissen huts were uncovered and some were much larger than expected. There were many small finds like fired cartridges as well as personal items like boot polish and even a cap from a toothpaste tube.
An unexpected find was a 2 inch mortar round which turned out to be live resulting in a bomb disposal team being called in to remove it.
CART member Peter Antill also found a bayonet still in it’s leather scabbard. (See Image)
All the findings of the weekend will now be painstakingly documented and a full report will be written up and presented to the National Trust in the near future.
You can stay in touch with this project by adding your name to the list here
CART would like to thank all participants and the National Trust for allowing this event to take place.
In less than 23 hours members from CART, The Ridgeway Military and Aviation Research Group, Subterranea Britannica, Great War Archaeology Group and the University of Bristol will start work surveying parts of the Coleshill estate.
The grounds are normally closed to the public and site owners, the National Trust, have granted special permission for this work after approving a detailed proposal.
Each day approx 30 people will take part in sweeping the woodland in the hope of finding small finds and other items belonging to Churchill’s secret army.
You will be able to see live images taken over the weekend and and more info on this page
There are only 50 tickets and some of these have already sold so please buy quickly if you want to come along.
The day will include at least three talks by experts, a book signing by Sussex Auxiliary author Stewart Angell, a single course lunch, a small aux shop, a virtual tour of the site and underground tunnels and demonstrations from Auxiliary Unit re-enactors ‘Behind Enemy Lines‘. More info on the day can be seen below. Whilst the day is open to all we would advise children under the age of twelve do not attend due to the nature of the talks and the fact people will be seated for some time.
The food at Tottington Manor is amazing andery filling. We only had a small portion but we very full.