Blog Category: Heritage

Botany of Christmas

Dunsmore Living Landscape natural wreath making From the evergreens with which we bedeck our homes, to the fruits, nuts, herbs and spices that make up our traditional table fayre, plants have provided the essential ingredients for our mid-winter rituals for millennia. Here we will share fun facts of some of the plants that have come to shape our concept of Christmas. Holly In pagan times, this decorative green plant was associated with...
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Binley’s Industrial Heritage Attracts a New Generation

Dunsmore Living Landscape Binley Coal Mine ‘Memories of Binley Colliery’ is a community-focused oral history project led by the Dunsmore Living Landscape scheme and assisted by the University of Warwick through its Oral History Network. The network has attracted a new young generation of history enthusiasts who have been helping us dive into learning more and showcasing Binley's rich industrial heritage. Work started with the Oral...
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Hot off the press!

Dunsmore Living Landscape Binley Coal Mine Recently a short piece about our Binley Colliery project was featured in the 'Ongoing Work' section of the Oral History Society's journal, Oral History.  ...
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Dunsmore Living Landscape: yours to explore

Dunsmore Living Landscape Yours to Explore Enjoy More It’s approaching that time of year again. Winter-still woods erupt with a blaze of colour. First to bloom are primroses, often along sunny wood banks. Then comes the carpet of Wood anemone, Stitchwort, Yellow archangel and finally Bluebell. Frozen, creaking timber starts to whisper in milder winds as bright, caterpillar-laden leaves attract early spring migrants: Chiff-chaff,...
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