Southborough Town Council has received £93,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, Secrets of Southborough Common, to be delivered in partnership with The Southborough Society, Southborough and High Brooms Amateur Archaeological Society and Kent High Weald Partnership.
We have been working with the project partners to deliver a series of exciting events over the past three years which have engaged with the public allowing them to learn more about the heritage and history of Southborough Common.
The project has enabled local volunteers to engage in the management of the Common uncovering lots about its history and heritage. Some of this work has allowed for more of the archaeology of the Common to be investigated, The events held in partnership with SHAAS have allowed the whole family a chance to participate in uncovering the history using equipment purchased from the hlf and with the skills and knowledge of the group.
Historical archive material held by the Southborough Society will be digitised and catalogued resulting in a publically accessible secure library.
Paths through the Common have been upgraded and self-guided walks created, 3 different walks to be exact! all to guide you around this interesting and cherished woodland.
A series of nature walks, including bat and fungi walks, have been run for the public to inform them about the interesting flora and fauna that have made this Local Wildlife Site their home.
Secrets of Southborough Common – Exhibition- Project end event
An exciting showcase of the work funded by the National Heritage Lottery and undertaken by Kent High Weald Partnership, Southborough and High Brooms Archaeological Society and the Southborough Society.
A blog from the event by the southborough society – https://southboroughsociety.org.uk
And The website, Southborough News also did a brilliant write up – https://southborough-news.com/…/secrets-of-southborough-co…/