As part of The Sal Lumsden Archive Project, we were already in the process of completing our own ‘Heritage Trail’ which you can view here. When we heard about the Historic England Pride of Place: LGBTQ Heritage Project at historicengland.org.uk/prideofplace however, we were more than happy to get involved and help map the LGBT locations that we knew about. It is an interesting and worthwhile project, and we urge you to login and plot any points you think are missing (or drop us a note and we will do it for you).
The project aims to show that LGBTQ heritage is a fundamental and fascinating part of our national heritage. It will also improve knowledge of, and access to, this history through images, archive materials and stories that focus on the huge range of places and spaces lived, loved, worked and played in by LGBTQ people through the centuries.
Visit http://mapme.com/prideofplace to add your own places of interest!
On the subject of ‘Price of Place’ why not take a walk around Newcastle with Harry, our youngest contributor. Click HERE for what will one day become Harry’s heritage walk.