The Wilford Heritage Project will focus on the history available at each resident's doorstep. We would like your help to make it a reality and to ensure crucial funding from the Heritage Lottery to make it possible. Please read the below brief description and answer a few questions below to help us build up the project's support.
Thanks from the whole team at Wilford Community Group!
The project focuses on three key programmes - the Heritage Trail, Oral History and Community Heritage Festival:
The Trail will focus on amalgamating and projecting the history of local buildings, figures, and historic events to a wider audience through attractive and approachable information panels.
The Oral History will seek to record and share the oral history of local residents and ensure that local memories are never forgotten.
Finally, the Festival will look to enthuse the entire local community to celebrate and recognise the heritage they are surrounded by in a way that brings together every generation from every corner of the community. The festival will also celebrate and launch the Heritage Trail and online archive of Oral History. On the day, each station of the trail will be brought to life through Medieval Reenactments, Victorian lessons in the School yard and Edwardian Cream Tea on the Green.
Residents will be able to share their joy and learning with neighbours, not only building their awareness of the heritage and history on their doorsteps, but building links between households that had not been present before. The heritage is there to be gathered, preserved, and celebrated.