Dig deeper: Top ten archaeological highlights
Across the country there are some excellent opportunities for discovering archaeological gems this September. You can observe archaeological excavations first hand,….
Go to university - free of charge!
Most of us live close to a university, but few of us consider them as a heritage destination in their own right. However, if one looks beyond the lecture theatres and….
See eco-refurbishment at its best
Wouldn’t you love to transform your old house into an eco home? What difference could it make to your comfort? How might it change the look of the house? What….
People and place
Heritage is all about buildings and history, right? Well not exactly. What about the people? The people you saw on your last visit to a historical place, at the….
Industrial heritage - not just for geeks
Is Industrial Heritage just for geeks? I suppose it might seem that it’s only for those who are keen on technology and transport, but take a few of the most iconic….
Entertaining the tiny tots…
Entertaining our tiny tots in historic buildings can sometimes be a bit challenging. My son loves to be able to run about in open spaces so I tend to avoid going into….
Top 5 questions asked at Heritage Open Days
Last year, I worked at the 14th century Longthorpe Tower near Peterborough over the Heritage Open Days weekend. Over 1,000 people passed through the door and a lot of….
Barford Shepherd’s Hut - a success story
About 10 years ago, Ian McDonald and his wife were looking at the possibility of buying an old farmhouse in the Norfolk village of Barford. As they went round the….
Defining heritage - and what has the loo to do with it?
It may sound a little odd but the liveliest discussion on heritage I’ve recently had was with a group of Oxford Preservation Trust members on our Annual Historic….