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Oct 05 2013

Harrow Council Wins £40k Grant from Heritage Lottery Fund

pound_coinsPupils at Weald Junior School will be able to delve deeper than ever before into the history of their area thanks to a grant of £40,000 secured by Harrow Council.

The Council is among the first to receive a Sharing Heritage Grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money will be spent on a project for 90 pupils aged 10 and 11 from the school, in Robin Hood Drive, to learn about the heritage of Harrow Weald.

The project – called One Place Different Times – will start with the history of All Saints Church in Uxbridge Road, focussing on the grave of Blackwell, of Crosse & Blackwell fame, which is located in the church grounds, a beautiful stained glass window by William Morris, World War One and Two memorials and the recently restored William Butterfield Mosaic, as well as the church’s connection to W.S. Gilbert, renowned for his comic operas.

Pupils will help to make a film and website, a special resource pack for other schools and exhibitions for the public, which will be held at the church, school and Headstone Manor and Harrow Museum. There will be a conference for teachers to learn more about teaching heritage.

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