School of Marine Science and Technology | Sustaining our coastal heritage: the value of local knowledge

Sustaining our coastal heritage: the value of local knowledge

coastal heritage

This project provided opportunities for the Blyth Valley community to share their knowledge about the coastal heritage that has shaped the identity of the community today. It raised awareness and improved access to Blyth Valley’s coastal heritage, changed people’s perceptions of their local coastal environment and generated wider public appreciation of management issues so as to create a lasting benefit for future generations.

Through interviews and focus groups we gathered local knowledge, oral histories, traditions and language, and used this to inform a series of participatory workshops and develop education and interpretation materials.

Funding was gratefully received from the Heritage Lottery Fund.Heriateg Lottery Fund