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  • Disability History Month this year focuses on war and impairment. Here, Dr Julie Anderson considers some of the experiences of the thousands of men...
  • Many of the UK’s heritage buildings – around two-thirds – are in private ownership and, it is estimated, a similar proportion of the landscape associated with them. HLF is able to assist by providing a range of grants to help secure the future of these, in many cases, rare and fascinating structures, artefacts or artworks.
  • Despite its many historic and artistic visitor attractions, there is so much more of Yorkshire’s fascinating heritage that goes unnoticed. Now, thanks to Lottery players, this hidden heritage will be revealed through new HLF projects.
  • With talk of sharp cuts to local government funding Drew Bennellick, Head of Landscapes and Natural Heritage at the Heritage Lottery Fund, introduces some...
  • One of Bolton’s most imposing historic buildings, All Souls Church, has reopened its doors to the public having undergone a £4.9m Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) programme of restoration.
  • The ground-breaking HLF-funded exhibition ‘First World War in the Air’ was opened at the Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon, London by the museum’s patron Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.
  • Today is the first #GivingTuesdayUK, a great opportunity to highlight the difference heritage makes to people’s lives.
  • The Wedgwood Collection, one of the most important industrial archives in the world and a unique record of over 250 years of British ceramic production, will remain in Barlaston, Staffordshire, on long-term loan from the V&A to the Wedgwood Museum.
  • The Engine Shed will be Scotland’s first National Conservation Centre dedicated to providing the necessary skills to keep historic buildings from falling into neglect.
  • New HLF investment announced today will see the lower hall of the spectacular Painted Hall at Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College restored.


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