WE NEED YOU!
Are you a member of a community heritage or amenity society?
Do you have a local heritage feature, site, landscape or building that you are interested in developing and sharing?
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your heritage project!
Participation in the HeritageACT! scheme will open up a network of professional and experienced advisors to help you shape your own project.
If you have experience working in the historic environment and with community organisations, and would like to join our list of project mentors, please get in touch with us at email@example.com
HeritageACT! provides advice and support for heritage and history groups wishing to better understand, protect and improve access to a historic structure or place in their communities.
We can provide mentoring in areas such as project development, understanding significance, conservation, understanding statutory and planning frameworks, applying for funding, setting up a charity, developing partnerships, creating interpretation and learning programmes and more.
We can work with you to create a project blueprint, that you can use to unlock the full potential of your local heritage.
The industrial heritage which formed the lives of local communities over a period of 250 years began to disappear in the 1950's. Those surviving features associated with this period deserve recognition and preservation as a reminder of a key period in the narrative of each community.
We believe that those living and working within local communities are the best placed to share the stories of their own neighbourhoods and how they evolved.
WHO WE ARE
HeritageACT! is a new initiative in the North East that will enable local heritage and history groups to develop projects that conserve, share and celebrate the region's past.
Focussing on remains from the industrial age, HeritageACT! has a network of professional expertise to provide mentoring and practical support to local heritage groups. This will help people learn the skills required to develop, finance and deliver heritage conservation and interpretation projects.
Heritage and Interactive Technology Workshop - 31st January 2018
Tyne & Wear Heritage Forum have teamed up with Newcastle University research group Open Lab to look at the possibilities new digital technology can bring to how we interact with our heritage.read more
John Grundy announced as Speaker for our Conference
We're delighted to be welcoming Architectural Historian and Broadcaster John Grundy to our fantastic line-up for our 2nd Annual Conference on May 13th.read more
TWHF Conference - Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets are on sale now for TWHF's 2017 Conference!read more
New TWHF Member - Friends of Segedunum
TWHF's newest member is the Friends of Segedunumread more
TWHF New Member - Wallsend Local History Society
TWHF's newest member is the Wallsend Local History Society - who will be involved in our conference at Wallsend Memorial Hall on Sat May 13th.read more
National Trust - Hang Your Head!
An appalling decision by the National Trust - without consulting their members or local peopleread more
HeritageACT! Project - History of the Electricity Supply in NE England
Our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England is now well under way. We thought we would update you with some of the projects that are running - this is the "History of the Electricity Supply in NE England"read more
HeritageACT! Project - Puffing Billy Trail
Our HeritageACT! scheme supported by Historic England is now well under way. We thought we would update you with some of the projects that are running - this is the "Puffing Billy Trail"read more
Land of Oak & Iron - Conserve, Enhance, Celebrate
Land Of Oak & Iron are TWHF's latest member.read more
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Killingworth Locomotive Sculpture
Last year the Newcastle & Northumberland Society was asked to support the Killingworth Local History Society in their campaign to have the Locomotive sculpture restored and placed in a prominent part of the town. The sculpture, which was fixed to the bridge link of the now demolished Killingworth Centre, was created by the late Charles Sansbury of Allendale [1916 -1989] and it was his own interpretation of the early development of railways...
Carter's Well, Low Fell
Low Fell Forum is a community organisation that was set up with support from Gateshead Council. Our latest case study involves the Low Fell Forum and their plans for Carter's Well on Durham Road. The pump and commemorative plaque on Durham Road is pictured.