Dunstable High Street
Priory House, High Street South, Dunstable © Historic England Archive. DP261897
Priory House, High Street South, Dunstable © Historic England Archive. DP261897

Free Online Lunchtime Talks About Historic High Streets in the East

Join Historic England, Place Services and our High Street Heritage Action Zones (HSHAZ) partners for free online lunchtime talks about our work to revitalise historic high streets in the East of England.

Please click on the links below to register for the free talks: 

During these one-hour lunchtime talks in February and March, our High Street Heritage Action Zones partners will talk about how they are regenerating their local high street. We’ll look at how heritage plays an important role in creating characterful places for people to enjoy life, work and leisure.

Our Listing Team will chat about what listing is and how it helps shape our historic high streets, sharing local examples of listed buildings, scheduled monuments and registered parks and gardens.

Our partners at Place Services, who have been working with us to review list entries for protected historic buildings in the HSHAZs, will explore how you can take a new journey of discovery around your High Street Heritage Action Zone, learn about its historic moments and uncover more of its hidden past.

Learn how to Enrich the List and add your information, photographs, film clips and memories to list entries on the National Heritage List for England for everyone to see and enjoy.

We’re delighted to be hosting these free online lunchtime talks with our partners at Place Services and High Street Heritage Action Zones in the East region, to share the work we’re all doing to restore and rejuvenate our historic town centres.

We’re really looking forward to chatting to communities about their local history and highlighting protected heritage sites that people may not have seen – or may know a lot about!

Hopefully, this will inspire people to take a fresh look at familiar spaces and to share their knowledge with others.

Eilíse McGuane, Listing Advisor in the East of England Historic England

Editor's note: Information correct at time of original publication. 'Enriching the List' has since become the Missing Pieces Project. Find out more.