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MAKE YOUR OWN

HERITAGE 

TRAIL

WITH THE TYNE AND WEAR HERITAGE FORUM

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Explore
Your
Heritage

Are you looking for an interesting and useful activity as lockdown continues and winter rolls in? Here’s an exciting way to engage with and learn more about your local community, and remind yourself about your family history.

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Step 1

Get Out There

Choose a suitable route.

Perhaps a walk you regularly go on, or it could be a new place to explore. 

 

Look on the walk for any historic features and take photos.

This could include interesting buildings, street signs, churches and churhyards, grave stones, former schools or shops etc

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Step 2

Make it Personal

Include photos and stories or anywhere that has special associations

Your place of birth, a workplace, a place with a special memory 

 

Overlay a 'Then' and 'Now' image, include old photos of your family in this location

Tag Us in your trails on Instagram:

@my_heritage_trail

Hover and scroll to see our posts

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Step 3

Pull it Together

Include photos and notes

Personalise the notes by include what you liked & why you liked it. Was is because of the architectural style? Was it quirky? Was is personal?

Do some research

Trace the past online or in books, include some interesting facts

Finally pull together your document

In whatever format you'd like, but include all your information and photographs and sketches

Send Us Your Trail!