Heritage Day 2014
Heritage Day 2014, held by the Heritage Alliance on 4 December at the Glaziers’ Hall, proved even more popular than ever attracting some 200 leading representatives from the heritage sector to meet, network and discuss the challenges of the day. Follow the conversation on twitter #heritageday
The morning AGM gave members the opportunity to hear and question Deborah Lamb, Head of Government Advice at English Heritage, on the proposals for the new English Heritage model. Sir Philip Mawer, Chairman of the AllChurches Trust – the charity which owns Ecclesiastical Insurance, the Alliance’s generous core sponsor – gave a presentation on the grant making policy and future strategy of the Trust.
The Afternoon Session saw the spokesmen of the three main political parties address the audience on the value of our heritage today: Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture Communications and the Creative Industries for the Conservatives, Baroness Bonham-Carter for the Lib Dems [see her speech here] and – newly in post since the previous evening – Chris Bryant Shadow Culture Secretary for the Labour Party. The Q&A session featured questions on seaside piers, skills, volunteers, and on VAT from UKIP heritage spokesman William Cash.
Loyd Grossman as Chairman of the Alliance spoke on the achievements past and present of the independent heritage movement, its changing nature and relationship with government before presenting the fifth Heritage Alliance Heroes Awards to volunteer groups, Save Preston Bus Station and Howsham Mill, see here.
Heritage Day 2014 Keynote Speech
Loyd Grossman, Chairman of The Heritage Alliance, delivered the keynote speech at Heritage Day 2014. See the video from the event below, or click here to download the script.
AllChurches Trust: Sir Philip Mawer
The Chairman of Allchurches Trust Limited, Sir Philip Mawer, delivered a presentation [links to PDF version of powerpoint] at The Heritage Alliance Annual General Meeting 2014 about the Charity who owns Ecclesiastical Insurance Group
Heritage Day is made possible through the kind sponsorship of Ecclesiastical Insurance.