Tuesday, 27 November 2012

News - Village bid makes history (Killamarsh)

A SHEFFIELD community group is celebrating after becoming one of the first in the country to win a new grant.

Killamarsh Heritage Society scooped £3,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s All Our Stories scheme to record and celebrate the village’s history.

Ian Beck, society vice-chairman, said: “We can’t wait to get started.

“We love where we live and know there is so much to discover about our past.

“We are really excited about telling other people our findings, sharing our heritage and history with them.”

The group will record residents’ memories of living in Killamarsh over the years - from its origin, through the time when it had three coal mines to the present day – to produce both a book and digital history.

All Our Stories launched this year in support of BBC Two show The Great British Story and aims to involve everyone in their heritage.

Hundreds of groups were successful in the first round of grants.

Emma Sayer, head of the lottery fund in the East Midlands, said the Killamarsh project would see people “embark on a real journey of discovery”.

From: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/village-bid-makes-history-1-5171667

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