Street Art: The power of a picture on the wall
Above my desk is a postcard with a striking monochrome stencil of a lady whose steady gaze quietly encourages me to get on with things! This is 18th century feminist Mary….
90 years of protecting Oxford’s dreaming spires
It’s an extra special year for one of our brightest hubs, Oxford Preservation Trust is celebrating its 90th birthday! Many happy returns, break out that cake and….
England’s biggest heritage festival – and why we love being part of it all!
Strictly has sequins and spray tans - but September is also about HODs and fuchsia pink! - says local coordinator Sarah Flannery. As founder of Knutsford Promenades, Sarah….
New Rainbow Plaque Trail in Leeds
This summer Leeds invite us all to follow the rainbow and discover more about the city’s LGBTQ+ heritage. Leeds Civic Trust have been coordinating a fantastic….
Jewish Country Houses: exploring the world of the Anglo-Jewish aristocracy
One of the most wonderful things about Heritage Open Days is that it provides a chance for visitors to learn new things about histories, places and people that they might….
Stoke’s Heritage Network has HODS in its DNA
Next week the powerful 'Poppies: Weeping Window' will cascade down the side of the stunning Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. A place close to my heart as the….
The March of the Women: Surrey’s Road to the Vote
Earlier this year I met Rosie Everritt, project archivist at Surrey History Centre and was so inspired by their project I signed up to volunteer. Uncovering the….
HerStories – telling the stories of the suffragettes through the National Heritage List
The other week I went to a fascinating discussion panel on ‘Sites of Sabotage’ where a speaker from Historic England highlighted their recent work on….
For our 2018 Unsung Stories commission we had an ambitious vision: a nationally significant but locally engaged project. Not an easy ask but I am delighted to say….