England's Past for Everyone - Bristol
Region: South West
Unitary Authority: Bristol, City of
Summary: England’s Past for Everyone (EPE) is a Heritage Lottery funded project run by the Victoria County History (VCH). They run fifteen local history projects in ten counties across the country. The Bristol project is a study of the lives of ethnic minorities in Bristol, over the past 10 centuries.
The project demonstrates that architectural history cannot be divorced from people; places of worship including temples, mosques and chapels have been studied to place people in their urban landscape.
Materials discovered during the research, including images, historical documents and audio files, are available from our free, interactive website ‘Explore’ (www.ExploreEnglandsPast.org.uk). Resources on the Bristol Explore site include a city trail which highlights Bristol’s historical involvement in the Transatlantic slave trade. A Bristol school project is currently in development.
The book ‘Bristol: Ethnic Minorities and the City 1000-2001’ has been published.
Through its learning and publications programmes EPE is also helping to develop new models of working for the future of the VCH.
Keywords: EDUCATION AND OUTREACH; SOCIAL INCLUSION AND ACCESS; PUBLICATION; RESEARCH & ARCHIVES