In 2012 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded us a grant to deliver the Earlswood Heritage project, aiming to bring the history of Earlswood to life for young people in Solihull and the surrounding area.
This natural and human history project consisted of many elements the primary part of which was a diverse programme of activities developed by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and a range of youth organisations and schools. These activities were inspired by artefacts, memories and stories about the heritage of Earlswood village and Clowes Wood & New Fallings Coppice Nature Reserves. This programme included:
- Guided walks around the nature reserves
- Visits to Earlwood Village Museum
- Conservation volunteering days
- Wildlife surveying days
- Building a Bronze Age sweat lodge
- Documentary film making
- Woodland crafts
- Camping trip
- Bat walks
Oral history recordings were made at Earlswood Village fete in July 2012 and are archived below. We worked with Earlswood Village Museum to produce an interpretation board which can also be downloaded here.
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