Fenwick Weaver's Co-operative - Heritage Trail Interpretation
|Posted on Nov 27 2011|
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MGH Consultants have been contracted to develop interpretation panels, information plaques and a heritage trail leaflet for the Heritage Lottery Fund funded Fenwick Weaver's Co-operative Heritage Trail, Fenwick, Scotland.
The heritage trail will link nine locations connected to the Fenwick Weavers’ Society and other important events and figures in the radical heritage of the village (apart from the Covenanters and John Fulton, these also include the visit of the famed anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass in 1846) through a trail leaflet, deep-etched zinc panels and plaques.
Many of the sites are in conservation areas and have Listed Building status. The project will involve the design and development of interpretive materials as well as general project management but key to the projects' success will be successful planning and Listed Building applications. MGH Consultants are providing the planning consultancy service through The Charlton Smith Partnership with whom we have a long-standing working relationship.
The original Fenwick Weavers’ Society was established in 1761, and began trading in foodstuffs in 1769. It is now generally accepted as the first co-operative in the world for which proper records exist (the Society’s founding charter and minute book are held in the National Library of Scotland).
The directors of Fenwick Weavers Co-operative re-established the group in 2007 with the aim of promoting awareness and recognition of the achievements of the original Fenwick Weavers’ Society in the field of co-operative enterprise and more widely.
Fenwick Weavers Co-operative also seeks to highlight the radical heritage of the Covenanters in Fenwick, which undoubtedly helped to shape the birth and activities of the Weavers’ Society, and the general culture of self-improvement exemplified by John Fulton, the celebrated orrery maker.
Fenwick, a small town near Kilmarnock, Scotland, is packed full of interesting history and events and we are delighted to be appointed the preferred bidders and excited to deliver such an important heritage project.
For more information on how we can help you develop your interpretive materials as well as develop supporting digital and online materials please contact us.
Last changed: Nov 27 2011 at 10:15 PMBack