The Association for Heritage Interpretation Awards scheme recognises and rewards best practice in heritage interpretation across the UK and Ireland. These are the only awards to recognise excellence in all types and sizes of heritage interpretation. This year they have shortlisted “Some Alnwick Heritage Heroes” in the Volunteer and Community Projects category. More details <here>.
Various names have been used for this pant on Clayport. Historic England call it “Pant Outside Westgate House”, but Tate calls it “Clayport High Pant, formerly Kidland’s Well”. He dates it from 1755, when Kidland’s well was converted to a pant. This means that this is the oldest surviving pant in Alnwick (St Michael’s Pant … Continue reading The ball is back!
This isn’t a merciless cyborg, bent on the conquest of the universe, and extermination of the inhabitants of Allendale. It’s a replica. But the “Planning Statement and Heritage Statement: Timber shed to showcase a handmade Dalek at the Museum of Classic Sci-Fi in Allendale” is not to be missed. Find it <here>, along with more … Continue reading This is not a real Dalek
A few days ago Historic England announced the High Streets Heritage Action Zones programme. This is designed to secure lasting improvements to historic high streets for the communities who use them. How will it work? A not-for-profit organisation (e.g. the local authority or a charitable trust) can apply for a grant of between £250,000 and … Continue reading High streets heritage action zones
We are getting a good response to our shop front survey and some interesting results are starting to emerge. But before we share them we would like to get a more representative range of views from residents who aren’t a member of the the Civic Society, and from visitors. Resident? Visitor? ACS member or not? … Continue reading Shop front survey
Unfortunately it has been neccesary to cancel the planned event on 22nd May. Our next meeting is a talk by Fiona White on the Tunnels of Alnwick. Secret underground passages play an important part in legend and folklore. So there is widespread interest in the reality. When we had to postpone this last year it … Continue reading Tunnels of Alnwick
We greatly enjoyed meeting members of the <Charles Close Society> who were in Alnwick for their Annual General Meeting at the weekend. Two groups of their members joined members of Alnwick Civic Society for guided walks around the less well-known gems in our historic town. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, or better company.