Historic England Angel
Awards 2016 Short List Announced
A group of young "Heritage
Hunters" are encouraging their community to celebrate local heritage.
The short list of 20 heritage groups and projects in 2016 have now been chosen
to go forward to the finals of the:- 'Historic England Angel Awards'
that are to be held in London, on Monday, 31 October 2016.
Founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and supported by his Foundation, the Historic
England Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of individuals and local groups all
over the country who put hours of hard work and enthusiasm into saving derelict
or damaged historic landmarks and bringing them back to life. We are told
that in 2016 the group have expanded the award categories to recognise the
inspirational young people who are helping to protect, save and share their
local historic places.
Other new categories celebrate...
► The 'Best Community Action Project'.
► The 'Best Research Project'.
► The 'Best Rescue of a Heritage Site'
► The 'Outstanding Contribution to
The award will go to an individual or group who has worked tirelessly to
save and share a part of our heritage.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said:- "The Angel Awards celebrate once again the
unsung heroes of heritage. I am passionate that our heritage is protected,
valued and enjoyed by all. I am particularly thrilled that this year we
recognise the increasing role of young people in preserving our heritage. In a
year when Westminster has been put on the World Heritage register as a site at
risk, it is exciting that this year's shortlist proves that people of all ages
are dedicated to preserving our heritage and doing so in ever more inventive
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England, said:- "This year's
shortlist shows that heritage angels come in many guises and all are dedicated
to saving and sharing our spectacular historic environment. The impressive young
people among those we are celebrating this year show that our historic places
speak to all generations and that anyone can get involved in protecting and
championing our heritage."
Groups from all the shortlisted entries have been invited to attend the Historic
England Angels Awards ceremony at the Palace Theatre in London's West End which
the judges:- George Clarke, Emma Bridgewater, historian Bettany Hughes and the
Dean of Westminster, John Hall will also be attending.
Historic England are now inviting members of the public to vote for their
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