The Acocks Green Heritage Trail

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: aghistsoc@hotmail.com to let Mike know which date you are interested in.

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 – jon.214morris@btinternet.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.

 

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6 Responses to The Acocks Green Heritage Trail

  1. ken forrest says:

    Thank you for your reply regards location of board number two. regretfully the location you gave by the 3 flats on Fox Hollies Road is board number 8. I know this because I live in the flats.
    Board number 2 is a mystery to us as we cannot seem to find it at the moment. according to the location given on the map it appears to be between Aldi and Acocks Green shopping centre by Wilko,s. Aldi being number 1 and the boards 3 & 4 by the crossing opposite Subway.?????

    • gedhughes says:

      Sorry for confusion Ken. No.2 must be the one outside the old Holy Souls School (now Archbishop Ilsleys). I think I heard originally it was to go on the side with the shops but there was some pavement issues so it is vertical on the opposite side next to the blue railings of the school. This is what has probably added to your confusion. Let us know when you have found it!

  2. Ken forrest says:

    Can you tèll me where board number 2 is on the heritage trail please. Have found board 1,3,4.

    • gedhughes says:

      Hello Ken
      Board number 2 is the furthest out – on Fox Hollies Road, in the grounds of the 3 flats, by the old gate posts opposite Greenwood Avenue.

      Kind Regards

      Ged Hughes

    • gedhughes says:

      …also Ken if you clink in the link you will see the leaflet which contains a map of all the boards. The leaflet is also available at the library and local shops.

  3. Ann Turner says:

    Brilliant, let’s hope nobody decides to scribble on them.

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