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?
Mortimer’s Warehouse’s Future still to be Decided Detailed planning for the future of the historic Mortimer’s Warehouse, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s Resilient Heritage programme, has not been able to come up with a definite plan for how...
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.
Members of the Mortimer’s Heritage Project Team will be at the Driffield Navigation Gala between 11.00am and 2.00pm on both Saturday July 13th and Sunday July 14th at Riverhead.
Come and have a chat and we can update you on this exciting project and maybe encourage you to get involved!