Over £76,000 awarded to local groups

Published - Monday, 25 April, 2016

Over £76,000 was distributed to groups across Northamptonshire in March.

Brixworth Heritage Group were awarded a grant last month to create a Heritage Trail around Brixworth. The project’s aim is to educate local residents and visitors about the village’s history and heritage. 

Blue plaques are going to be placed on historic buildings and sites in the village and free paper guides are to be produced to educate individuals about the history of the buildings and sites they will visit during the trail.


The Heritage Trail is not only for residents of Brixworth but newcomers to the village too, the group aims to preserve their local heritage and make people aware of the rich, social and industrial history that surrounds them.


Michael Nice, the Chairman of Brixworth Heritage Group said “Brixworth Heritage Group has been given the go ahead to prepare the Heritage Trail around the village thanks to money from the Community Foundation. We have signed up more than 20 private houses of historic interest plus former and current public houses and our Grade One listed Parish Church. We have gained support from the District and Parish Councils too.

 

The Heritage Trail will make the history of Brixworth much more accessible as residents are reminded by seeing a plaque that explains the former use or heritage of buildings in their village. The former Workhouse, for example, has a modern use but a rich history that some are not aware of. When the plaques and display board are ready, we will plan a grand trail opening. Many thanks, Community Foundation!”

 

If you would like further information on how to support Northamptonshire Community Foundation visit 'Ways to Give' or contact Fund Development Manager, Naomi Butters.

 

The George Inn, a historic building receiving a blue plaque in Brixworth.

 


 

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