Burnley LGBT Heritage Project

Burnley LGBT Heritage Project

Heritage Grants

Burnley, Lancashire, North West
Lancashire LGBT Centre
The Burnley LGBT Heritage Project focused on capturing the hidden histories of LGBT communities to explore the life stories, experiences and memories of people living in the area.

The historical marginalisation of LGBT+ people has affected the documented heritage of this community creating a pattern of lost and hidden histories and stories. Run by the Lancashire LGBT+ Centre, the project focused on addressing this invisibility by increasing public awareness of Burnley’s LGBT+ heritage through events and workshops. Volunteers worked together to capture new oral histories, collate archive resources and create a short documentary film to share the stories they had found with others.

The new information and archive materials informed the development of a digital LGBT+ Heritage trail, enabling people to use their phones to access heritage information and images whilst undertaking a digitally guided tour around Burnley. This app was complimented by the creation of a pamphlet. All materials produced as part of this project are now available as part of the Lancashire Archives.

Find out more on the LGBT+ Hidden Histories website.

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