History project scoops £3,600 of Lottery funding

A history association has become one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), All Our Stories grant.

The Titchmarsh History Association has been handed £3,600 to help with their jubilee history project.

The money will be used to record the history of Titchmarsh village during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Terry Higgins, one of the group’s founding members, said that the group was delighted.

He said: “We are delighted to receive this award. It will enable us to bring together all the information we have discovered, and the information we still have to discover, about the historically important village of Titchmarsh, into a digital archive for future generations.”

The group will use the money to put historic documents and photographs into a digital archive, and to also host displays of their material to the public.

The history association is one of hundreds of groups to be helped by the Lottery scheme.

The aim of the grant is to help pay for and support community groups to carry out activities that help people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage.