Spreading the word

The Here in the Past project has been promoted in a wide variety of ways.

Dozens of street exhibitions have been staged across Brighton & HoveMany more exhibitions, together with guided walks and tours have been staged during the annual Heritage Open Days celebrations. This has resulted in huge numbers of people learning about Here in the Past and many offering to volunteer their time to help with the project.

Traffic warden viewing street exhibition posters
The street exhibition posters drew interest from all quarters

We have provided talks about Here in the Past to organisations across the city, including  First Base and Brighton Housing Trust, Westdean Women's Institute, Brighton & Hove U3A and the Friends of Brunswick Square & Terrace. The project has also been taken into schools and presented at the annual Brighton Science Festival.

Further afield, presentations have been made to the Shamley Green Group, the Prince's Trust, the Victorian Society and the Pittville History Group.

We have worked with pupils from many local schools, some students choosing to spend time with us during their summer vacation to help us with the project.

Besides this, we have staged Here in the Past exhibitions at The Regency Town House, from where we run Here in the Past and many of the volunteer activities associated with the project.

If you would like to know more about Here in the Past, perhaps arrange a talk for your group or school, or start a similar initiative for your town or neighbourhood, please email us at: office@rth.org.uk.

Local and national media have also covered Here in the Past, see below.

Cutting from The Sunday Times with the title: Who's Lived in a House Like This?
The Sunday Times, 29th May 2016, an article on community history and featuring 'Here in the Past'.
Heritage Fund logo and link