Thanks to National Lottery players, we have funded a dazzling array of projects across the South West of England. From a Concorde ride (nearly) to a spooky 18th-century mine, add these to your must-visit list.
Progressive health problems reduced Rachel Johnson’s mobility, restricting her access to her and her husband’s favourite destination, Lundy Island. Now, National Lottery funding has helped her bring a ‘tramper’ to the island so she can explore again.
It’s the site of a famous Beatles flour-bombing incident, and suffragettes Vera Holme and Elsie Howey once hid here overnight so they could shout ‘votes for women’ during a speech the next day. Now, Colston Hall is set to become one of the country's best arts and learning facilities.