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The Illuminating Past
‘What’s the use of knowing about history?’  That’s the question Mark Holden asked to start his Currents column in the July 2008 issue.  ‘For many of us, the answer to that question seems so obvious that it comes as a shock to find out just how many people in the watershaping and landscape fields don’t grasp the all-encompassing significance of our collective past – but it shouldn’t. ‘Using my own career as an example, . . . I confess that I waltzed through more than a few early years as an aspiring landscape architect and watershaper in blissful ignorance of the history of