Runnymede gets All Our Stories grant from HLF
The £6,600 will help school children and community groups in Runnymede discover and tell the story of their historic local landscape, its history, its design and the special role which it plays in their lives.
All Our Stories – a small grant programme launched in 2012 in support of BBC Two’s The Great British Story – has been designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With HLF funding and support, community groups can carry out activities which help people explore, shape and celebrate their local heritage.
The programme and HLF All Our stories proved a real hit and now ‘Landscapes Live’ is one of hundreds of successful projects around the UK to receive a grant. Landscape Design Trust, a charity which promotes landscape for the benefit of the environment and the community, will be working with local youngsters and families to explore Runnymede’s extraordinary landscape and memorials and develop a landscape trail and ‘guide’ (actually a rucksack of copies of historic documents, games and ideas on things to look at) to help others explore this wonderful open space.
Commenting on the award, Landscape Design Trust chair David Jacques said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be part of “All our Stories”. We have such an exciting story to tell and, with the support of our enthusiastic partners, including the National Trust (the principal landowner at Runnymede) and the local museums, we are now in a position to start our journey and tell its story.’