Heritage Project

Birmingham Allotment Associations Wanted For Heritage Project! 

Birmingham based arts & heritage organisation General Public have approached BDAC
about a project that would explore the heritage of allotments and their importance within
Birmingham (in particular, memories and stories of allotment holders).
They wish to work with BDAC and Allotment Associations on a heritage project that will
involve creating an archive of stories from the past that will be a lasting testament to the
importance of allotments in Birmingham.
It would inspire, engage and encourage local people to learn about allotments, their history
and their place in the city today
They are aiming to secure funding from the Heritage Lottery Foundation to make the project
As Birmingham has 113 allotment sites and nearly 7,000 plots, they think it's something that
the Heritage Lottery Fund would be really interested in.
They would like to see what allotment associations across the city are interested in been
involved. To help shape the project development process, they are looking for answers or
feedback to the following three questions:
 Are you an allotment association that might like to be involved?
 Can you tell us a great story about your allotment site?
 Who would make a great interviewee on your site and why?
This would really help us develop the bid.
Please email generalpublicprojects@gmail.com or BDAC.
Or phone Chris on 07792 736125.