CIVIL WAR IN BARNSTAPLE
Posted on 29th March 2017 at 12:59
Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, Barnstaple Town Council has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant, it was announced today. ...
This exciting project, Civil War in Barnstaple, in various locations throughout Barnstaple and led by the Heritage Committee of Barnstaple Town Council, has been awarded £6,400 to tell the story of Barnstaple’s Civil War History.
The Heritage Committee of Barnstaple Town Council, will be running a week-long programme of events from the 7th - 13th August 2017, based upon Barnstaple’s part in the English Civil War during the years 1642-1646.
There will be varied and exciting projects taking place in three locations in Barnstaple, The Barnstaple Guildhall, St Anne’s Art and Community Centre and Rock Park. All events will be free for the public to enjoy ranging from Decoupage Box making to a Civil war re-enactment in Rock Park. There are opportunities for people to get involved, if you’re interested in volunteering please contact Barnstaple Town Council.
Commenting on the award, Cllr Val Elkins, Vice Chairman of the Heritage Committee for Barnstaple Town Council said: “It’s great that we have been awarded this grant and we can’t wait to get started. We can’t wait to bring this fascinating and often forgotten part of Barnstaple’s history to life.”
Barnstaple Town Council
The Heritage Committee of Barnstaple Town Council are dedicated to promoting and protecting Barnstaple heritage. We are committed to providing public events in our historic buildings that are suitable for all age ranges. Look out for the jam-packed events programme for 2017, details of which can be found on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/barumtc
About the Heritage Lottery Fund
Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about - from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #HLFsupported
For further information, please contact Megan Sanders at Barnstaple Town Council on 01271 373311 [email protected]
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