Using’s better than losing!
To move forward in a positive way, we need to keep an eye on where we are coming from. Learning from the past is a sentiment we can all agree on and the phrase….
Final preparations at a Heritage Open Days site
Three years ago the local Heritage Open Days organiser asked us at the Newcastle-under-Lyme Unitarian Meeting House to participate in Heritage Open….
What’s new for Heritage Open Days? A whistle-stop tour through Northumberland
What’s new in Northumberland? Well, ironically because we have such a wealth of old stuff, quite a lot! My problem is where to begin? ….
Truly open to all: a selection of accessible events on the South Coast
As I venture into the world of blogging with my first Heritage Open Days post, I am wondering how I can pick out specific events that are accessible? Don’t we all….
Top tips for giving a radio interview
Video didn't really kill the radio star, even though The Buggles did a fantastic piece of pop along those lines. Radio’s hanging around very well, partly….
What you always wanted to know about town criers (but were afraid to ask)*
I have a confession to make. I have a soft spot for town criers. Okay, in their frocks, tights and tricorne hats, their faces red and strained from shouting, they….
What’s sport to do with heritage? Showcase Oxford
This blog post is co-written by Felicity Crawford, Oxford Preservation Trust’s sporting guru, and features interviews with Chris Freeman, Oxfordshire….
How to spot a Georgian building
Read a Jane Austen novel and you'll be transported back into a scenery of architecture and landscape we today recognise as Georgian. The buildings of this era have a….
Watch out for the gargoyles!...
…And the corbels, columns, and even the odd green man. Yes, I’m talking about the weird and wonderful carvings that you can find in historic churches up and….