On Monday 1st March 2021 the Trustees publicly announced the formation of the Trust.
The primary role of this new Charitable Incorporated Organisation will be to run Winchester Heritage Open Days, to develop a Winchester History Festival and to run other community projects such as a Blue Plaque Scheme and Hampshire HistBites, Hampshire’s very own history podcast channel.
This is the start of an exciting journey for us. Becoming a CIO in our own right is a crucial and exciting first step in realising our ambitions to bring Hampshire’s rich history and heritage to a wider audience.Nicky Gottlieb, Chair and Founding Trustee
The Trust is grateful to all the organisations, sponsors and volunteers who have been involved in Winchester Heritage Open Days since 2016, as the Trust wouldn’t be here today without their support and encouragement. The Trust hopes our partnerships with the City of Winchester Trust, Hampshire Cultural Trust, Winchester College, Hampshire County Council, Winchester BID, and the University of Winchester will continue to grow as the Trust builds on the success of Winchester Heritage Open Days to develop a Winchester History Festival and hold more outreach activities and events for schools.
A copy of the full press release can be found below. The general public can discover more about the Trust and its plans by listening to Episode One of Season Three of Hampshire HistBites. It will be released here at 11am on Wednesday 3rd March.