News from South Gloucestershire
Curator’s Choice. Six must-sees at Dyrham Park.
Rupert Goulding, Lead Curator, South West Region. Rupert has been curator for Dyrham Park for over a decade and his selection of must see places and objects offer unexpected perspectives.
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Dyrham Park’s Colonial Connections
At Dyrham Park in Gloucestershire, connections to empire run deep in the activities of three families: the Wynters, the Poveys and the Blathwayts. Together, they take us through 100 years of British imperial ambitions, from exploration and the start of the transatlantic slave trade, to the foundations of a colonial empire.
Thomas Povey, c.1657, by John Michael Wright. This is one of two portraits of Povey by Wright at Dyrham Park.
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£7.5m boost for Kingswood High Street
Our work to rejuvenate Kingswood High Street through the Love our High Streets programme has been given a £7.5m boost by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).
The provisional investment is subject to Government funding being secured, but alongside our own £5m investment will help the Council progress property acquisitions and first phase redevelopment, including the restoration of the Whitfield Tabernacle, the pedestrianisation of Regent Street and public realm enhancement.
Cllr Toby Savage, Leader of the Council, said: “Together with the private sector and the community, we will transform the heart of Kingswood, create opportunities for a new family and evening economy in the area and inspire further public and private sector investment into Kingswood.”
Aerospace Bristol News
Aerospace Bristol have a £30,000 Arts Council England grant for a Digital Aerospace Lives Project
Bristol receives £30,000 Art Fund grant for Aerospace Lives project
The platform will enhance the Aerospace Bristol visitor experience, using the museum’s archive materials to reveal new insights into the historic Filton site
For further information, see here: https://aerospacebristol.org/news/
Also, Aerospace Bristol recommends tuning in to BBC Radio 4 Extra Out of this World: The Colin Pillinger Story available on iPlayer.
Yate and District Heritage Centre is holding a series on online talks. For more information and booking, see here.
AVON LOCAL HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
e-update 28 February 2021 contains lots of news and information.
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Jane Marley, Museums and Heritage Officer, South Gloucestershire Council