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Friday 18 November, 1:23pm
How many of us visit museums when we are on holiday, but don't know the history of our own town where we live? Have you ever wondered who lived in your town in years gone by, looked up at the architecture around you or wondered about the old folly, mill or churchyard? So many of us learn about a place where we are visiting, but forget to learn about the places around us.
My home town dates back to the Vikings - there are roman and viking artifacts in the local churchyard and around the town, and on the nearby moorland, there are ancient stones dating back to early Bronze Age. And if I look at photographs of my town in the 1800s, before the Industrial Revolution, my town was a village surrounded by countryside. And what about the street names? We have a Cowpasture Road nearby which tells a story in itself. It's all fascinating stuff, but can easily be forgotten.
So where do I find out about my town?
And if you would like to find others who live in your town who have a similar interest in history, you might find them on togetherfriends!