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Tranzit Art Café

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Iroda is the Hungarian word for Office. This sign is at the Tranzit Art Café, in a former bus station in Kostolányi Dezsö tér, in the XI. district of Budapest.



Since Heritage Schools began in 2012, I have worked with Qa Research to evaluate the programme to show the impact it has on children and young people learning about their local heritage, linking their local history to national history, and gaining pride and understanding in the place where they live.

A site visit to Kings Seat hill fort near Dunkeld, and this is a hearth where bones and charcoal have dated it to 570AD. The hill fort is on top of a prominent hill, but it was completely overgrown by rhododendrons until local people, with the Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust and AOC Archaeology started to excavate in 2017.  They have found many hearths on the site, indicating that the hillfort was a centre for working bronze, silver and gold.  The number of pieces of c.600AD pottery (E ware) also shows that this was a high-status site as only wealthy people could afford this type of tableware.   School groups have taken part in the dig too and been archaeologists for a day - perhaps a future career for some?

"People are our greatest treasure": the theme for the free and family-friendly Travelling Treasure exhibition which is touring churches in the North East. Follow Travelling Treasure on Twitter @TravellingNE. The exhibition tells the stories of people past and present connected with the 18 Inspired Futures churches, and is full of imaginative and thought-provoking activities to bring the buildings and their histories to life.

I'm delighted to become a committee member of the Heritage Centre Bellingham at Bellingham: an accredited museum telling the stories and heritage of the North Tyne and Redesdale.The Heritage Centre is entirely run by volunteers and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019.  Along with the Volunteer Co-ordinator I'm putting in place practical methods to find out more about our visitors - what their interests are, where they are from.