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Flodden forum

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:22 pm
by Tod
Now set up

Re: Flodden forum

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:16 am
by John Waller
Let's hope a few quid from this can go towards re-enactment projects:-

Flodden 500 set for £900K lottery grant
Published on Sunday 8 April 2012 09:00

PLANS to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden are in line to receive almost £900,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

At this stage, the HLF is providing initial support to the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum Ltd by way of an £81,700 development grant to enable plans to be worked up ready to apply for the full grant of £887,400 at a later date.

Lord Joicey, a director of the Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum Ltd, said: “This is an important milestone in our work to bring the 500th anniversary of Flodden to a wider national audience as well as to encourage community groups to mark the occasion with projects of a more local nature.”

The focus of the Flodden 500 project, as it is known, is to inform, involve and support the wider community in commemorating the anniversary, as well as to co-ordinate, help to develop, and provide publicity for the smaller Flodden-related initiatives. It also includes a sum to improve learning, access and understanding of the heritage.

The grant will support the development of the activities within the core project between April and July, in order to submit the full application in July for assessment in October.

The Battle of Flodden was fought on September 9, 1513. It was the last of the bloody medieval battles, and the last occasion on which a monarch of the British Isles was killed on the field of battle. The death of James IV of Scotland and the majority of the Scottish nobility at the hands of the Earl of Surrey’s English army was a cataclysmic event for Scotland.

The project aims to use the 500th anniversary of the battle as a catalyst, to leave a lasting legacy through features such as improved interpretation and access, an enhanced understanding of the battle itself and an improved tourism offer.

For schools, teacher time will be employed to develop a programme of learning that will fit into the two national curricula and bring the story of Flodden into the classroom.

An exciting community archaeological project will investigate, amongst other things, the precise location of the Scottish camp on Flodden Ridge.

Archivists from Scottish Borders Council and the Woodhorn Trust will work together on a programme of documentary research, training volunteers to locate historical evidence and research events.

There will be a special commemorative service led by local clerics and senior national figures from the leading churches in Scotland and England, whilst at Crookham church a timeline marking significant moments of peace or conflict around the world since Flodden will be created.

Steve Stewart, chief executive of Northumberland County Council, said: “We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund have appreciated the strong senses of community, heritage and place that Flodden conveys.”

Re: Flodden forum

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:56 am
by Tod
We have the funds! Although not from that grant as that is an encompassing fund (I think I've got that right). Its all on the Flodden Forum or will be.
I had a meeting with Lord Joicey and his PA and every thing is in place for this year and next.