Taking a look at the past, from above

Regina Papachlimitzou is the Activity Team Support Officer for Britain from Above, and joined the team in February 2013. The project is a four year Heritage Lottery funded project run by English Heritage and the Royal Commissions on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland and Wales, and involves the conservation, digitisation and cataloguing of 95,000 negatives from the Aerofilms collection.  Imagine you are a Britain from Above cataloguer looking at an Aerofilms image. There are some things you mayRead more

New Highlights from the National Heritage List

David Garrard and Esther Godfrey are designation advisers at English Heritage, where their daily work involves advising the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on buildings and sites being considered for listing, scheduling and other forms of statutory protection. They are joint editors of the Designation Yearbook 2012-13. ‘So, what do you do at English Heritage?’ ‘I’m one of the people who help decide which buildings should be listed.’ ‘Oh… There can’t be many left to list, can there?’ If youRead more

Caring for Church Buildings

Janet Gough is the Director of ChurchCare, the Church of England’s authoritative resource for expert information on churches and cathedrals. Janet introduces us to some of the challenges and solutions in caring for these community centred buildings. People often ask how the Church of England looks after its extraordinary heritage of 42 working cathedrals and 16,000 church buildings, 12,500 of which are listed of special architectural or historic interest. Each church building – and the artworks inside it – isRead more

Britain’s Secret Homes

Ed Taylor has been an Executive Producer for ITV Studios for two years after several years at the BBC as a Head of Development for Factual. His credits for development and/or producing include Britain’s Secret Treasures for ITV, Secret Britain for BBC 1, How to Read a Church for BBC 4 and The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best for BBC 2. For most of us ‘home’, wherever that may be, is the most important place in our lives. It’s whereRead more