Promoting Our Heritage Workshop
Over 20 organisations from across Salisbury and South Wiltshire attended the “Promoting Our Heritage” workshop organised by Salisbury Civic Society on Saturday 23rd June. Our speakers were:
Becky Brown, City of Winchester Trust, on ‘Behind the Scenes of Winchester Heritage Open Days’
Chris Brayne, CEO of Wessex Archaeology, on ‘Using technology for public access to Salisbury’s heritage’
Frogg Moody, Salisbury Civic Society and Fisherton History Society, on ‘Salisbury History Festival’
George Fleming, on ‘Milford Street Bridge Public Art Project’
Judy Howles, Salisbury Civic Society, on ‘Local Heritage Open Days’
After a break for refreshments, everyone joined lively discussion groups on selected themes ranging from: linking history to historic areas and buildings – the ways in which the context of visible heritage assets can be explained – from blue plaques, Heritage Open Days, physical and digital trails, to publications, etc; linking local organisations; the role of local councils; synergies between natural heritage and local heritage; and engaging local communities.
There was extremely positive feedback on the workshop from attendees and many expressions of thanks to Salisbury Civic Society for organising it. A full report of the workshop including feedback and recommendations from the discussion groups is being prepared.