Mortimer’s Heritage Project

Our Vision: Mortimer’s Warehouse will be transformed into a high-quality cultural facility that will serve the people of Driffield and attract visitors to our lively market town. Once transformed, this Grade II listed building will celebrate the history and heritage of Driffield Navigation and act as a catalyst for the revitalisation of Driffield’s River Head, thereby contributing our social and economic prosperity.

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Mortimer’s Heritage Project

Our Vision: Mortimer’s Warehouse will be transformed into a high-quality cultural facility that will serve the people of Driffield and attract visitors to our lively market town. Once transformed, this Grade II listed building will celebrate the history and heritage of Driffield Navigation and act as a catalyst for the revitalisation of Driffield’s River Head, thereby contributing our social and economic prosperity.

Mortimer’s Heritage Project News

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Driffield Town Council wins National Lottery support to start the process of transforming a historic canal warehouse into a heritage destination Driffield Town Council has received a National Lottery grant of £9,800 to establish a community-led heritage body that will,...

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Mortimer’s Warehouse: The Heritage Background

This project focuses on the Grade II listed Mortimer’s Warehouse, which is located at the head of Driffield Navigation in the market town of Driffield, East Yorkshire. The canal extends 11 miles from River Head, close to the town centre, to Struncheon Lock where it meets the tidal River Hull. Driffield Canal was opened in … Continue reading Mortimer’s Warehouse: The Heritage Background

How will this project make a difference to our heritage

Driffield Navigation has much to offer in terms of its natural, built and cultural heritage. It would therefore be fitting for Mortimer’s Warehouse, as an exemplary Grade II listed canal warehouse, to be used to bring people into contact with this heritage and learn about the canal’s importance in the wider context. With regard to … Continue reading How will this project make a difference to our heritage

How will this project make a difference to Driffield?

A transformed Mortimer’s Warehouse would provide the community with a new visitor attraction where people can learn about the history and heritage of Driffield Canal and engage with it. The new centre would help to raise the profile of the waterway and the town of Driffield, and celebrate their connections to the region’s maritime and … Continue reading How will this project make a difference to Driffield?

Our Partners on this Project

How did Mortimer’s Heritage Project start?

In October 2016, we organised a stakeholder meeting for individuals and organisations that have an interest in Driffield Navigation (referred to in section 3c) with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Waterways Partnership. This meeting was arranged to facilitate constructive discussion about how best to develop the Driffield Canal. Participants discussed various ideas and all … Continue reading How did Mortimer’s Heritage Project start?

Mortimers Heritage Project induction meeting

Mortimer’s Heritage Project News

Induction Meeting held for Mortimer’s Project

As their first project achievement, Driffield Town Council are delighted to welcome Sarah Oswald of The Authentic Spark to the Mortimer’s Heritage Project team. Sarah has considerable experience in facilitating, mentoring, training and encouraging people and organisations to deliver a...

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Meet: Sarah Oswald

Sarah Oswald started The Authentic Spark in 2016 to provide training, mentoring, coaching and faciliation services for individuals and teams in the heritage sector. She has over 20 years experience in the sector, and prior to creating The Authentic Spark was a Director a PLB, a heritage design and consultancy company.

Thank you to the following people for giving their
time to the project so far:

 

First Name Surname Organisation/Group
Howard Anguish IWA / Former Driffield Canal Partnership (now defunct)
Claire Binnington Driffield Town Council
Cllr Mark Blakeston Driffield Town Council (Media Contact*)
David Hamilton Driffield Navigation Amenities Association (DNAA)
Annabel Hanson East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership (hosted by ERYC)
Helen McGill ERYC Regeneration and Funding
Helena Moss ERYC Regeneration and Funding
Cllr Paul Rounding DNAA / Driffield Town Council
John Scholey Driffield Navigation Trust
David Taylor Driffield Navigation Trust / DNAA
Janet Whipps Driffield Renaissance Partnership
Zoe Rawson Community / resident
Joanne Rymer Community / resident
Jill Pick Skerne and Wansford Parish Council (for information only)

 

* All media enquiries to be made in the first instance through Claire Binnington Town Clerk: email townclerk@driffieldtowncouncil.co.uk and telephone numbers 01377 254160 / 07850 060685