The RoundView provided a novel way to interpret the heritage of this landscape, which helped lead to a £3.2 million Heritage Lottery Funded project. It was integrated into engagement with communities and strategic partners in the transformation of this post-industrial landscape. The RoundView project used the Big Heritage of the Earth’s story to draw out new ways of understanding local heritage, at the same time as forging more links across the wider landscape.
The RoundView was put on the map, literally, used to inspire stories about the landscape on interpretation boards in Wigan, Salford and Warrington. This approach helped people to think bigger, beyond their patch, about how these activities can contribute to broader sustainability aims, such as climate change mitigation.
A powerful unifying theme that has broadened our horizons and our audience… and enabled us to join individual sites together. Project partner