Graveyard Heritage Trail Wins Heritage Lottery Fund Support

Castle Bromwich Youth & Community Partnership has received £26,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project to create a heritage trail which explores the stories behind the headstones in Castle Bromwich graveyard. Led by volunteers from the local community the project will focus on the lives of people buried in the graveyard to highlight the rich heritage that exists within the conservation area.

The project will allow local residents to discover how the area has changed and how these changes have impacted upon the lives of people living in Castle Bromwich. Young people will talk to older residents and record their oral histories to capture how various wars have affected the area, along with changes in health care, transport and communication.

The research will result in the installation of interpretation boards, as well as the production of an audio heritage trail, a photographic art project and information booklets.

Castle Bromwich Youth & Community Partnership is a volunteer organisation which promotes intergenerational working and the sharing of skills within the community. An integral part of the project will be the opportunity for local residents to gain skills through volunteering and learn more about their community and environment.

Commenting on the award, Terrie Knibb said, “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and are confident that the project will give young people the opportunity to talk to older residents and capture their memories and knowledge for future generations whilst building their own skills to utlise in their careers.”

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