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Heritage Day

Heritage Day – 5 December 2017

The Heritage Minister, John Glen, chose The Heritage Alliance’s annual Heritage Day to launch his Heritage Statement.  The Minister also kindly said ‘ I commend the work of the Heritage Alliance. We are very fortunate to have Loyd, Lizzie and the rest of the team doing the great work that they do for our heritage and for the heritage sector’ read the Minister’s speech.

Measures in the Heritage Statement include:

  • Launching a new Heritage Council, chaired by the Minister, to emphasise the value of the historic environment, build consensus and ensure greater coordination.
  • A new commemorative scheme to be rolled out across England to mark and celebrate the events, people and places that have shaped local communities.
  • Exploring options to strengthen interim protection measures and reduce the risk of damage or destruction to sites while they are being considered for listing.
  • Working with Historic England and Heritage Lottery Fund to support the digitisation of historic environment records and heritage archives to help councils make informed planning decisions and increase public appreciation for their local heritage.

Heritage saw the launch of our new Heritage Funding Directory with the AHF and the Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes awards. This year these went to: 

Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Hero Award for 2017 – David Martyn, founder and Chair of the King’s Weston Action Group

Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Hero Award 2017  for Outstanding Contribution – Norman Hudson, Chairman, Country Houses Foundation.

Heritage Day is made possible through the kind sponsorship of Ecclesiastical Insurance.

Heritage Day 2016

1 December, Freemason’s Hall, London

Our Chairman Loyd Grossman CBE, Lord Ashton of Hyde (DCMS Lords Minister), Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust and others explored the challenges and opportunities facing the heritage sector.Find out more about the day

Heritage Day 2015

Christ Church Spitalfields, London

Taking place at the spectacular Grade-I listed ChristChurch Spitalfields in the East End of London, the day heard from our Chairman, Loyd Grossman, Tracey Crouch MP, and Sir Laurie Magnus. Find out more about the day

Heritage Day 2014

Glaziers’ Hall, London

Spokesmen of the three main political parties address the audience on the value of our heritage including Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture Communications and the Creative Industries

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Heritage Day 2013

Royal Geographical Society, London

Loyd Grossman celebrates new partnership on Heritage Open Days, and lobbying over the National Planning Policy Framework

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Heritage Day 2012

Kent House, Knightsbridge, 6 December 2012

90 organisations attended the event after what had been a challenging year for the historic environment

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Heritage Day 2011

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, 8th December 2011

Loyd Grossman celebrates new partnership on Heritage Open Days, and lobbying over the National Planning Policy Framework

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Heritage Day 2010

Banqueting Hall, Whitehall, London, 8th December 2014

Heritage Alliance members were treated to an appearance by King Charles I alongside the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt.Find out more about the day