Bonsall History is one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories grant. The award of just over £9,000 is being used to fund The Bonsall History Trails and Leaflets
to tell stories about the heritage of Bonsall, and will culminate in a series of six illustrated trail leaflets.
All Our Stories
was launched in 2012 in support of BBC Two's The Great British Story
, and was designed to be an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage.
The project will include researching and walking the six trails; exhibitions of villagers' photographs and the Bonsall History Project's archive; a landscape photography workshop; a talk given by a wildlife expert; training in social media (so we can keep a record of the project as it happens); outings to educational and heritage-based destinations; film shows (archive footage of Derbyshire); and getting the people of Bonsall involved in researching the village's history - everything from lead mines to landscape to old shops and pubs. The project will culminate in the production of six Heritage Trail Leaflets - each with its own theme. The History Trails Project will be an opportunity for older members of the community to record their knowledge of past days in Bonsall and for newer members of the community to learn about Bonsall and its heritage.
The History Group will be keeping people informed through the village newsletter Mutterings
, posters in the village and on this website along with the WordPress 'Blog'