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Can you dig it? Developing Our Archaeological Knowledge

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. So it seems certain that there are going to be those who are worried about the archaeological impact…

The Long Gallery at Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall’s tapestries: Gideon’s story continues

 In this post Gina Richards looks into what is being done with some of Britian’s most treasured tapestries…  The National Trust own the largest collection of tapestries in Britain, with Hardwick Hall having over 100 in its impressive collection. Within the property resides the internationally significant Gideon collection, which tells the biblical story of Gideon’s victory over the Midianites. Due…

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Believe in people power – join the Fit for the Future Network

Want to save yourself and your organisation money, time and hassle? Join the Fit for the Future Network, designed by environmental practitioners, for any organisation wanting to save money, energy or carbon. The network will be launched on 5th November.  Last year our Environmental Advisers in Wales received a Gold Ashden Award for their excellent…

National Children’s Day 2013: let children’s imagination run wild

Today, 15th May, is National Children’s Day UK. The day celebrates childhood and right of all children to be able to develop – naturally and happily – to their full potential. In a piece on the Trust’s Outdoor Nation blog earlier this week, Hattie Garlick, director of the Save Childhood Movement, wrote of the importance…

Goldilocks and the Renewables

It is not often that you hear a large organisation referring to its renewable energy programme in terms of a fairly tale. More commonly renewable energy issues are enshrouded in gloom, generating fear either about not enough being done, or the negative impact of new installations on landscapes. But not so at the National Trust.…