Loughborough History and Heritage Network was set up in February 2014 as a collaborative project between Loughborough University and the heritage communities of Charnwood.
Funding for the project came from the Higher Education Innovation Fund, with the project team headed by Dr Robert Knight and based in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough University.
Collaborators included Charnwood Museum, Charnwood Arts, Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers and individuals from local U3A History groups. The project’s website was officially launched in December 2014.
The LHHN project ended in August 2015 and the website was updated by volunteers until falling dormant in January 2019.
In April 2020, Loughborough University released ownership of the website to Alison Mott – one of the project’s founders and the website’s original manager. We thank them for allowing us this opportunity to keep the stories and photographs already on the site available to the general public.
We are each the keepers of our own stories. It’s through the sharing of those stories and through shared cultural experiences that we strengthen our sense of identity, citizenship and community.
The plan is to keep the website up and running as a platform for collecting and sharing information about the area’s history and heritage. Many individuals with an interest in local history have offered us articles to share here with the wider community. Contact us is you’d like to do the same!
Alison Mott is a writer, local tour guide and longstanding member of Loughborough Archaeological and Historical Society.
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