Barton Hill Heritage Trails - the team gets to work!
"We are like guardians of our past. If we look after and share information about our Heritage Assets they will be there for future generations to experience and cherish."
As the photos below show, we have a wide range of people involved in the development of the Heritage Trails of Barton Hill.
We have born and bred Barton Hill residents, a history academic, new residents and long serving members of the Barton Hill History Group. All make up a lovely group of people who care passionately about finding about the amazing history of Barton Hill.
The team are enjoying opportunities, supported by BRIDGING HISTORIES, to meet and work together to share our connected histories in where we lived and live today.
Here are a few quotes from the team about why we think it is important to develop the Barton Hill Heritage trails.
- “We are like guardians of our past. If we look after and share information about our Heritage Assets, they will be there for future generations to experience and cherish.“
- “I want to teach people about the buildings, individuals and events that make the neighbourhood what it is today. Individuals now and in future generations to come, will not forget our history and will continue to learn from it, be inspired by it and appreciate it too.“
- "It is important that people on Barton Hill are made aware of the hardships of those who came before them.
Heritage Trails brings a heritage of which we are proud to be part of."
This story was shared through a project by Barton Hill History Group, supported by Bridging Histories.
Since 1983 the Barton Hill History Group has taken the lead in recording, promoting, gathering and presenting the history of Barton Hill and the surrounding areas of East Bristol. Through countless meetings, presentations, exhibitions and articles, the Group has 'brought the past to life'. The BHHG is seen as one of the most successful, consistent and dynamic history groups in Bristol.