Heritage is considered to be the inheritance of present day society

Projects

Lottery Funded

Since its inception Branston History Group has completed a number of projects as set out below.

1. A 3D map of the parish with paintings, this is displayed in the village hall

2. Two leaflets showing Branston footpaths

3. "Pastways" recording of old photographs and postcards, these can be found on the website

4. Publication of two books " Branston Remembered " and " Traditional Farmsteads and Farming at Branston "

5. Archaeological excavation of the sheepwash near the Wagon & Horses

6. Creation of mosaic time line and carved seats on village green

Mosaic - Church Hall Car Park.

During the setting out of the Heritage Trail, Branston History Group undertook to create a mosaic time line highlighting details of the origins and the historical events relating to Branston, and to set it out in the church hall car park.

The design was drawn up by artist Alan Potter and this was followed by a group members and volunteers working as 'nibblers & fixers' to shape tile pieces of the required colour and size and then fixing them in place.  This work took two years to complete, being finished in 2007, and is now recognised as a special feature of the village.

7. A further mosaic displayed at the Co-op on Station Road

Mosaic - Lincolnshire Co-op Society Ltd. Station Road, Branston

This mosaic was created by members of Branston History Group and volunteers who wished to mark the centenary of the Lincolnshire Co-operative's involvement in the life of the village.

Lincs Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund sponsored the project and artist Alan Potter drew up the design.  The mosaic depicts Thomas Parker, the founder of the movement, and the various activities it participated in within the village.  The Co-op agreed that it could be mounted on the outside wall of the newly refurbished food store on Station Road, and on the 18 May 2011 Lincolnshire Co-operative’s Chief Executive Ursula Lidbetter officially unveiled the mosaic

8. Repair and restoration of the village pump, the spring and reservoir in Rectory Lane, with relevant information panels at these locations and at the waterwheel

The group has been successful in obtaining funding for some of the projects from:

Heritage Initative, Awards for All, Lincolnshire Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, Lincolnshire Co-operative Society Ltd., Heritage Lottery Fund

Throughout, the group has received support and guidance from ArtsNK, including excellent photographic work from Jane Harrison of ArtsNK.

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