Posts by Sarah Holloway
Team travels - part 2
So that’s it, another year of amazing Heritage Open Days events has drawn to a close. The team has travelled up and down dale to take in as many fascinating places….
Team travels - part 1
We’re mid festival frenzy here, halfway through Heritage Open Days 2018. Thousands of events have already flown their bunting and now packed it away while many….
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….
The First Feminist – 3 markers for Mary
Described as the original suffragette, author and free thinker Mary Wollstonecraft was a pioneer of women’s rights. She defied the norms of 18th century society,….
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….
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….