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History students' research into Nottingham’s Carrington Street goes on display as part of the Townscape Heritage Scheme

Third year History students researched into what happened in the area during WWI as part of an exhibition that was on display at 38 Carrington Street

Carrington St Display
The display in Carrington Street, the office for the project

A group of six BA (Hons) History graduates have recently had the research they completed in their final year of university displayed at 38 Carrington Street as part of Nottingham City Council’s Townscape Heritage Scheme. The students volunteered with the scheme as part of their Real Life Work Project module, and produced a leaflet and short film recounting the effects of WWI on the area.

The Carrington Street Townscape Heritage Scheme is a 5-year project to transform the area, which will provide grants to building occupiers in order for them to repair the historic properties. The scheme is managed by Nottingham City Council and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the City Council. The project is accompanied by an activity programme, which aims to raise awareness of the heritage of the area. The scheme plans to facilitate heritage walks, training in conservation skills, a family fun day and school discovery days for the local community to allow them to engage with the project. The project aims to put heritage and conservation at the heart of the regeneration of the buildings on Carrington Street, Arkwright Street and Station Street, as part of a wider goal to improve the southern side of Nottingham’s city centre.

As part of their Real Life Work Project module, students work towards a brief from an external client, in this case the Townscape Heritage Project. The students involved were James MacDonald, Kimberley Parkin, Ross McDonald, George Hall, Steven Turner and Harry Ellison. The group researched into the history of Nottingham Train Station and its role in transporting troops, local regiments and the Carrington Street YMCA, which hosted thousands of soldiers during the war. The research the students carried out was used to produce a display, which was hosted in the window of 38 Carrington Street, the site office for the project.

Published on 10 January 2019
  • Subject area: English, history and philosophy
  • Category: Current students; School of Arts and Humanities