This project will focus on the surviving military heritage within the Transforming the Trent Valley project area, mainly comprising pillboxes which formed part of the iconic Second World War ‘Stop Line’. Local volunteers will carry out recording and condition surveys of these structures which will be utilised to develop proposals for their long term monitoring and management. To compliment this work volunteers will carry out research, conduct oral history surveys, and help develop content for interpretation.
A number of appropriate sites will be identified for reversible reuse such as wildlife refuges, bird hides, and interpretation spaces. A selection of these sites will be converted and design guidance will be produced to inform future conversions within the project area and elsewhere.
The Stop! project will have shown that, when done sensitively and when properly considered, military heritage assets such as pillboxes can be provided with a new purpose such as bat roosts, bird hides etc. which can ensure their longevity and upkeep.
Local communities, local groups and landowners will have taken responsibility for and engaged with their heritage. Through training the project will provide them with the skills to understand, record, monitor, manage and maintain heritage assets within the landscape partnership scheme area.
|Talk of the Trent.||Rod Whiteman (Cultural Heritage Officer)||21 November 2019|
|Cultural Heritage Update.||Rod Whiteman (Cultural Heritage Officer)||29 October 2019|
|"STOP!" Is starting.||Rod Whiteman (Cultural Heritage Officer)||17 July 2019|