Farmland near Doddershall House.

Can you dig it? Infrastructure and past archaeological mistakes

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. As discussed in the previous post ‘Can you dig it? Infrastructure and archaeology’ it is difficult to deny…

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Can you dig it? Infrastructure and archaeology

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. When it comes to archaeology it is an exciting time here at the Trust. To the delight of…

Fracking: A Joint Response to new Planning Guidance

The Angling Trust, National Trust, RSPB, the Salmon and Trout Association, The Wildlife Trusts and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust earlier this year published a major review of the risks that shale gas extraction (‘fracking’) could pose in the UK and put forward ten recommendations to address these risks. Our review concluded that fracking poses…

The south front seen from the Orchard in spring. ©National Trust Images-John Millar

Does heritage benefit the community?

Recently, a report from the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has highlighted that the UK fails to make the most from our heritage. It begs the question of how beneficial is heritage and how should we utilise these assets? Whilst we consider our historical sites to be culturally important to us, sadly heritage is usually…

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Building a better future for Britain’s beaches

This summer if you’re spending your time in the sunshine at Sandymouth, Poldhu or another one of our many beautiful Cornish beaches- keep your eyes open for real treasure. You might spot divers, black octopuses, scuba and breathing apparatus, rigging nets… and perhaps the odd dragon. Seventeen years after the cargo ship Tokio Express’ disastrous voyage;…

Why everyone should embrace video storytelling

In this blog post Gina Richards explains why she thinks everyone should be embracing video communications… I am lucky enough to be the current video intern at the National Trust at such an exciting time – as here at the Trust we’re really starting to utilize the power of video. Now with 7 out of…