Visit Heritage Blog (September 2021) - Visit Heritage

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    In history

    Historic October

    We look into all the historic events that took place in October throughout the years.

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    In history

    Celebrate Britain’s female scientists this Ada Lovelace Day

    12th October is Ada Lovelace Day and is a time for recognising the amazing contributions that women have made to science throughout the years.  It is an international celebration of achievements made by female scientists and aims to increase the profile of women working in these careers, but who was Ada Lovelace and why is she so important to the world of science?

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    In history

    30 things you might not know about Britain

    Britain has a hugely rich and diverse history full of fascinating things to learn. We’ve compiled a list of 30 things you might not know about Great Britain – how many of these did you already know?

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    In history

    A brief history of William I | Monarch of the Month

    Over a span of 1200 years, there have been over 50 monarchs of England. Today we are going to look at one of the most influential early monarchs, William the Duke of Normandy, who you might know as William the Conqueror or William I.

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    In history

    Learn about Britain’s pirates this Talk Like a Pirate Day

    Every year on 19th September, people around the world celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day and as Britain, particularly the south west coast, has a long history with piracy, we thought we’d introduce you to some of Britain’s most well known pirates and some of the UK’s history with the movement.

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    Britain’s foodie heritage

    If you’re taking part in any of the Heritage Open Days that are taking place across England this year, you’ll have noticed that the theme is Edible England and there is a real focus on heritage means of food and drink production as well as local delicacies. To get you in the spirit of the event and to tempt your tastebuds, here are a few of the nation’s heritage dishes for you to discover!

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    Where to celebrate Roald Dahl Day

    Schools and readers the world over come together to celebrate the life of children’s author, Roald Dahl on 13th September, every year and this year’s event marks what would have been his 105th birthday. That makes him even older than Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Grandpa Joe who was only 96 and a half!

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    In Eventshistory

    Lambeth Heritage Festival

    Between 1st and 5th September, Lambeth Heritage Festival will be taking place with over 50 events to showcase the diverse history and heritage of the area and its residents.

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