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Heritage empowerment project

PHS is running a project with Stoke-on-Trent City Council to raise awareness and understanding of local heritage. The £10,000 project is funded by English Heritage West Midlands and includes the development of web pages on conservation areas, a series of three heritage workshops and two walks.

Dave Chetwyn talking at a Heritage Empowerment Project workshopThe workshops are being held in Stoke, Burslem and Hartshill. They look at how our perceptions of what constitutes heritage are changing, how heritage is protected by the planning system, and how to understand and analyse local character.

Delegates have included PHS members, local residents and representatives from local groups. Feedback from workshop delegates has been very positive so far.

The two walks will focus on how to understand local places. They are planned for Tunstall (Saturday 27th February) and Hanley (Saturday 13 March). Both will begin at 10.00. The meeting place for the Tunstall walk will be in the Boulevard Gardens. The meeting place for the Hanley walk will be in Bethesda Gardens, to the rear of the Chapel. All are welcome to attend.