The Forest of Dean has many people that have
played a huge part in our history, and now the Foresters’ Forest National Lottery
Heritage Funded programme is looking to recognise some of these local figures
with a plaque – and they need your votes!
Who do you think should be remembered with a
special Blue or Green Plaque, displayed within the Forest of Dean?
A Blue Plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a nationally famous person or event.
A Green Plaque is very similar but it commemorates a link between that location and a person famous within the Forest (but not nationally well known
We know that you value the heritage of the Forest of Dean. The Dean Heritage Centre is an accredited museum that conserves over 20,000 historical artefacts and displays the heritage of the Forest of Dean for all generations, but especially for our young people. They rely on paying visitors to be able to carry on this work, so the Covid-19 pandemic has brought some challenges.
The Centre is seeking our support to help get through the next 12 months and beyond. They want to be able to provide resources for schools, even though they will find it difficult to visit for many months. They want to be able to arrange special events and expand the online resources.
We appreciate this is a difficult time for many Forest people, but even a donation of just £2 per month could help us continue our important work. Go onto our website and sign up to make a regular donation or become a season ticket holder. www.deanheritagecentre.com
A chance to combine your historical knowledge with your writing skills! It’s not just in 2020 that our community has shown Resilience – it’s a long-standing characteristic in the Forest. More details and how to submit are at Dean Writers Circle and Dean Scribblers
It will come as no surprise that we have made the decision to cancel our April meeting and upcoming summer events. So far, we are holding out for normal life again by September but we will have to wait and see. For any events advertised on this news site which are not hosted by us, please contact the organising group, but it’s pretty safe to assume they are not going ahead.