Case study: Raising the Barr

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In 2012 Walsall Council, in partnership with the owners of Barr Beacon, the Barr Beacon Trust, was awarded £440,900 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project called 'Raising The Barr' – the restoration of Barr Beacon's historic features and community pride. The project saw the restoration of the site's heritage features – its landmark war memorial, rare design of flagpole and work on the Joseph Scott tree plantation. The grant was also used to increase the number of activities - to help visitors, schools and colleges make the most of Barr Beacon. Events have included wildlife walks, fun days, a Time Team-style archaeological dig, astronomy events, and the return of services of remembrance. Sanna Wicks presents on the meeting of technology and heritage in this innovative case study.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusSubmitted - 2018
EventA Sense of Place: Arts, enterprise & placemaking, an interdisciplinary conference - University of Bedfordshire, Luton, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Nov 20175 Nov 2017


ConferenceA Sense of Place
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • heritage, heritage interpretation, digital


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