Who has noticed our new Heritage Trail, which has been installed recently? The eight information boards placed in strategic positions around Acocks Green inform locals and visitors alike about the history and development of our district. There is also a QR link that those with smart phones can scan for more information about the area.
Local Historian Mike Byrne will be offering a free guided tour of the boards in the next couple of weeks. Available dates: Sunday 11th September, Wednesday 14th or Sunday 18th, meet at board 1, outside Aldi, Warwick Road. email: firstname.lastname@example.org to let Mike know which date you are interested in.
Board 3- Warwick Road
Board 6 – Yardley Road
The heritage trail initiative has been funded with a grant from the National Heritage Lottery Fund with support from the Acocks Green BID and the Acocks Green Village Partnership. The organisation and hard work has been driven by local historian Mike Byrne with the help of Jon Morris.Also Debby from Dennetts Furniture designed the accompanying leaflets which will be available next week and can been seen on the Acocks Green History website, which has lots more information and the history and development of our area. Also below is a link to the accompanying leaflet.
The Heritage Trail and Map
A condition of the Lottery funding is to engage with volunteers to promote the trail. This can be by helping to distribute leaflets to residents, local businesses, community meeting places, schools and local youth groups. There will also be opportunities for Trail Guides.
The guides will have a comprehensive information ringbinder that they can take around with them, so there will be no need to retain all the knowledge in your memory.
If you would like to register your interest in helping promote this exciting Acocks Green project, please inform the project team coordinator Jon Morris – email@example.com.
This should prove to be a great community and knowledge asset for Acocks Green. Thanks again to all those who made this important project happen.