15 May Highlight South Kesteven’s Unknown Monuments
Historic England have launched Immortalised, a season of events and discussions which seeks to explore who and how England commemorates. It will look at who is commemorated, who is missing, and join the debate on how or if we should memorialise controversial figures and events from the past.
As part of the project, Historic England are asking members of the public to contribute photos and information of lesser known and unofficial memorials.
Any memorials whether it be for a war hero, a local legend, a significant event, or a loved one – covering all forms including plaques, murals, shrines, statues, benches and trees can be included.
They are also interested in discovering any rituals which have become associated with the memorials, for example flowers being left for anniversaries.
Photos and information that is submitted will allow Historic England to build a nationwide picture of commemorations, and may be used as part of their ‘Immortalised’ exhibition being held this September.
If you know of a memorial which you would like to see included in the project, you can find out more and submit information here.