Top 5 Historic Places That Can Make You Happy

This year’s Heritage Counts reveals that visiting different types of historic places can have a positive impact on our general wellbeing and happiness. The results found a significant relationship between life satisfaction and visiting heritage, from historic towns to archaeological sites, and for the first time ever have identified the types of heritage sites that can have the most positive impact on our quality of life. 5. Archaeological Sites Archaeological sites offer a world of mystery and romanticism so it’s no surprise that visiting a placeRead more

6 Remarkable First World War Memorials

1. The Response, Newcastle Designed by Sir William Goscombe John, unveiled 1923. Grade I listed “The Response” memorial in Newcastle sits in the public gardens of the church of St Thomas. An extraordinary scene is depicted in the form of a bronze group of dozens of highly detailed figures, those in front marching in step with two drummer boys and those falling behind to bid farewell to wives, children and friends. This remembers the massing of the 5th Northumberland FusiliersRead more

16 Heart-Warming Short Films Featuring this Year’s Heritage Angels

With the Angel Awards just a day away, what better to do on a lazy Sunday than watch these heart-warming videos about the shortlisted projects?  Regardless of who wins tomorrow night, each project is a success story to be celebrated.  They prove that, by working together, local people can rescue the historic places they love and safeguard them for the future, sometimes against the odds.  So sit back, relax, and let the shortlist’s passion inspire you. The winners will be announcedRead more