Posts Tagged ‘ Heritage Lottery Fund ’

Saturday snippets: 17th March 2018

Mar 17th, 2018 | By

Today is, of course, St Patrick’s Day. And as the world knows by now, the Irish go out of their way to persuade other destinations to colour themselves green. Once again, Niagara Falls will be illuminated by green light from 9pm until 1am on both the Canadian and American side of the falls. Amongst the other buildings illuminated will be the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, the London Eye, the Colosseum in Rome and the
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Bringing our heritage to a wider audience

Mar 26th, 2017 | By
Bodelwyddan Castle entrance

For nearly thirty years works from the National Portrait Gallery in London have been able to be seen at Bodelwyddan Castle, near Rhyl in North Wales. But no more.

Go on. Have a go

Sep 9th, 2014 | By
Josiah Wedgwood

Many of us go on holiday or take a day trip, marvel at a building or heritage site, talk about it and possibly even become a “friend” but have you thought of doing more?

What now Robin Hood?

May 29th, 2014 | By

Robin Hood might be spinning in his grave now – if he had a grave – because Nottingham castle has received nearly £13 million to redevelop the site. It might make it even more difficult to storm the castle and rescue Maid Marion or one of his merry men.

Why do people visit cathedrals?

Dec 3rd, 2013 | By

Apart from religious reasons, the attraction of a cathedral is in its age and its architecture.

What would we do without the Heritage Lottery Fund?

Jul 30th, 2013 | By

Earlier this month, CD-Traveller reported that new research from the Heritage Lottery Fund showed that attraction of heritage sites was worth much more to the UK economy that had been previously thought –some £26.4 billion. We and overseas visitors are visiting these sites more often than ever before.

Our stately homes and castles

Jul 12th, 2013 | By

Ask an overseas visitor what they like about the UK and they don’t waste long is saying that it is our castles, our heritage and how well we “do” pomp and ceremony that attracts them. You might say that having jubilees, royal weddings and births, and Downton Abbey bolsters the importance and that the tourism people would like something royal or heritage linked every year and you’d probably be right. Because research just published by the Heritage Lottery Fund suggests that heritage is much more
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Trees, planes, trains, piers and Henry VIII

May 28th, 2013 | By

Some of us might have spent the drier parts of the bank holiday weekend out walking. So it is welcome that woodland and forest, which we often take for granted, is the recipient of some £1.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The racing pensioner and the battle-scarred veteran

May 9th, 2013 | By

The announcement by the Heritage Lottery Fund of £68 million in support of just six projects today gives an indication of how important these are. Usually many more than six are allotted funds and few are allotted as much as has been given today.

£18 million and 18 years old

Dec 17th, 2012 | By

Hot on the heels of funding recently announced by the Heritage Lottery Fund to celebrate its eighteenth birthday comes the announcement of nearly £18 million worth of more grants. Coincidence in the number and the anniversary or was it deliberate?

Happy birthday Hastings Pier

Nov 21st, 2012 | By

No, its not the anniversary of the pier in Hastings. either its building or its dreadful fire two years ago. Earlier this week the Heritage Lottery Fund celebrated its 18th birthday

More Money to Spruce Tourism

Mar 30th, 2011 | By

The Lottery Heritage Fund has just announced grants of £10 million towards restoration of some of the UK’s most popular- and not so well known – tourism destinations and attractions.

Parks For People

Apr 21st, 2009 | By

Open spaces like the green belt,the national parks and everyones little local park are highly prized oases of calm away from everyday bustle. Often the smaller ones are taken for granted until sometimes they disappear. So when money is ploughed into improve them it gets little publicity apart from in the places concerned.£14 million pounds has just been allotted by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme. So what is the money used for? The obvious answer is planting
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