Last Updated on June 23, 2017 by Mark Lavington
When it comes to culture and history there are few places in the world that can compete with England; it’s rich and unique tapestry of tradition attracts millions of visitors from around the world every year. Historic England in partnership with our holiday home insurance underwriter Ecclesiastical Insurance are now asking for your help in creating the History of England in 100 Places.
They’re currently looking for people to nominate the historical hotspots that they love or that are local to them to be promoted in a handbook to be launched and heavily promoted in July 2018.
There will be 10 different categories, with each category being whittled down to just 10 entrants by celebrity judges including Lord Robert Winston, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and George Clarke.
Why suggest your local landmark?
As a holiday cottage owner, you’ll know that local landmarks and attractions draw crowds. Whether your holiday cottage is in Stratford and a stone’s throw from the birthplace of one of the greatest playwright’s the world has ever seen, or you’re close to the historical mine in Cornwall currently being made famous by Aiden Turner in Poldark, you’re likely to see visitor numbers increased by your proximity. Nominating your local landmarks gives your location the chance to be further promoted and for you to enjoy the rise in visitor numbers.
How do you submit an entry?
The good news is that it’s quick and easy to nominate your local landmark or historical hotspot. All you need to do is visit the link below and hit the NOMINATE NOW button:
A History of England in 100 Places – categories:
A full list of categories is as follows:
- Science and Discovery
- Travel and Tourism
- Home and Gardens
- Music and Literature
- Loss and Destruction
- Faith and Belief
- Industry, Trade and Commerce
- Art, Sculpture and Architecture
- Power, Protest and Progress
How well do you know our history?
Ecclesiastical has been a strong supporter of Historic England (part of English Heritage) for over 20 years, enjoying a close working partnership from sharing advice and expertise on technical issues through to supporting initiatives and events. The partnership between these two organisations is due to their mutual respect and passion for historical buildings and places.
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