People are invited to help commemorate the area’s heritage by sharing their pride in the people, places and things that make the local area unique.
Starting in Heritage Open Week on Saturday 27th October and running throughout November, volunteers from the Council’s Quest project and Bath Spa University History Department are carrying out a ‘People’s Survey’ to find out what local people most value about their heritage.
Is there a special person, place, building or object you’d like to share? Maybe it’s a hidden corner, a modern building, or an unusual object. What do you want to keep and share with future generations?
As well as filling in the People’s Survey at a range of participating venues during Heritage Open Week, you can also take part by completing the survey online via the Quest website: www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012PeoplesSurvey
Councillor Cherry Beath (Lib-Dem, Combe Down), Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “Reminiscing about local history sparks the imagination and exploring our community histories, whether the buildings or family history, helps us value where we come from and who we are.
“Bath & North East Somerset Council is keen to build up a picture of what makes the district ‘tick’ as we celebrate the variety of neighbourhoods where people are proud to live. We encourage everyone to complete the survey as well as join in with our ‘People’s Archive’.”
The survey coincides with an initiative to record local history in photos, stories and film to add them to an online archive. The People’s Archive is part of a growing national community movement to value and record people’s history in the making. You can share your photos, stories and films as part of this online archive by visiting: www.myquestbathnes.org.uk/content/category/peoples-archive-2012.