Sponsors and Supporters, 2006 - 2009
Bottesford Living History Project
By Neil Fortey
The grants without which this project would not exist have been provided by:
Local Heritage Initiative (LHI)
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
Nationwide Building Society (Nationwide)
The Bottesford Living History Community Heritage Project came into being as the result of receiving grants from the Local Heritage Initiative (LHI) during the summer of 2006. The LHI, part of the former Countryside Agency, administering funds provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Nationwide Building Society. The LHI was wound up in August 2006, and administration of the project’s grants was assumed by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Countryside Agency has been superceded by Natural England.
This website has been launched with financial assistance from MuseumsLibraries and Archives East Midlands (MLA).
Melton Borough Council (MBC) had previously provided a small grant to the Bottesford Local History Society for the purchase of oral recording equipment, which was made available to the Living History project.
Support in Kind
We wish to acknowledge the generous support we have recieved from the following:
Bottesford Parish Council for use of the Parish Meeting Room.
British Geological Survey (BGS) in making and printing digital copies of historic maps and property indentures.
Melton Mowbray Carnegie Museum (Melton Museum) for enthusiastic support, the loan of reprographic equipment and assistance in obtaining curation supplies.
Melton Mowbray Library whose local history collections are a major source of information on Bottesford and the Vale of Belvoir.
Bingham Heritage Trails Association (BHTA) for encouragement and loan of display boards.
Bottesford Community Centre for loan of display boards.
Ted Rayson’s former employers for loan of display boards.
We have received important contributions of photos, documents and artifacts from many local and ex-local people including:
Jill and Nev Bagnall
Mrs Dorothy Beedham
Nicky and Andy Wendler
Liz and Michael Bradshaw (South Australia)
Richard Bradshaw (Derbyshire)
Vic and Mu Martin
Geoff and Linda Morris