Friday, 28 December 2012

ESAH Forum: Was 2012 Britain's Greatest Year

Heritage Is Great.  Poster spotted at Excel Centre, 4 August 2012
I have to ask the question as we approach the end of the year: "Was 2012 Britain's Greatest Year?".  The Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, the Olympic and Paralympic Games were all very memorable events and if, like me, you got tickets for the Olympic Park for one of those 16 days in late July or Early August then those memories will live with you forever. These events made history.  But alas, the poor weather and perhaps the distraction of sport was not such a good year in footfall for our heritage sites. How about putting that right in 2013!  Finally, in case you wondered, the Olympic Games did not crowd out our history and heritage, as the photo taken at the Excel Centre, one of the venues, on 4 August 2012 illustrates.

On Super Saturday, 4 August 2012
Lit in Gold.  Tower Bridge, London

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