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Our heritage

Livability Holton Lee bring you this Oral Histories project, titled Our Heritage and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


 
 

About the Oral Histories project
About the Oral Histories project

About the Oral Histories project

Livability Holton Lee bring you this Oral Histories project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, which culminates in a mini exhibition in June. You can see it at Wareham Town Hall on Saturday the 15th June 9am-1pm and at Livability Holton Lee’s community fair from 11am-4pm on the 14th September.

The project is brought to life by Flourish participants who have been trained to interview and film stories to illustrate the site’s heritage on ipads. The project has spoken to historians, archaeologists, members of the Lees family and the Post Green Community.

Flourish is an Ecotheraphy project based at Livability Holton Lee.

The videos the following pages each reflect an era of Holton Lee’s history. Navigate through the eras to learn more about what many refer to as a ‘magical place’. You can find more by visiting the exhibition.

Why Holton Lee?

Archaeological digs in 2000 and 2011 show that the site has been active farmland since Saxon times and is identified in the 1086 Domesday Book as being assigned to a Norman Lord.

The project seeks to capture the stories of the people that came together and transformed the site from farmland to the therapeutic wellbeing centre it is today.

The exhibition will be on display at Livability Holton Lee’s 350 acre nature reserve in Dorset.

Click here to read an introduction to our heritage
Our heritage, an introduction
Our heritage, an introduction

Our heritage, an introduction

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Holton Lee through the ages – 500 years ago
Holton Lee through the ages – 500 years ago

Holton Lee through the ages – 500 years ago

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The Lees family – the 1800’s and 1900’s
The Lees family – the 1800’s and 1900’s

The Lees family – the 1800’s and 1900’s

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The Post Green community
The Post Green community

The Post Green community

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Livability Holton Lee now – 1990’s to now
Livability Holton Lee now – 1990’s to now

Livability Holton Lee now – 1990’s to now

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Acknowledgments

We were fortunate to work some talented individuals on this project. Karen Naylor – Project Facilitator, Mandy Jenkins – Oral History Advisor, Clare Nonhebel – Editor, Maria Burns – Designer and Pageant Productions – Film making and tuition not forgetting our very own talented interviewers and filmmakers from the Flourish project.

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