Bringing James 1st of England back to the future!
The Hoghton Tower Preservation Trust has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Project LEAP! The 2 year education and engagement project will be run from Hoghton Tower in Lancashire in partnership with the University of Lancaster’s history department.
The project aims to educate and inspire the next generation by bringing to life a key event in the Tower’s history, the 1617 visit of King James 1st of England, and allowing people to delve deeper into history and discover new information about that time.
The project will galvanize interest and create new ways for everyone to discover, learn about and participate in this heritage site. There are many ways for you to be involved:
- oral history sessions – capturing the memories of the local community around Hoghton Tower;
- volunteer-led archival work;
- bursaries for research – to unearth previously unseen and unknown facts, outreach to schools;
- free school events such as the Take Over Days;
- book an outreach visit from one of our knowledgeable guides;
- participate in the James 1st Anniversary event in July 2017.
For further information, images and interviews, please contact our Education and Engagement Officer, Diane Hoyle, on DianeH@Hoghtontower.co.uk or 01254 85 2986.
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 @heritagelottery