50 Outstanding Years: 1960 - 2010

Back in September 1960 this part of the world was protected as one of the most beautiful areas in England. Fifty years later it's still a very special place and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was able to celebrate its Golden Anniversary.

Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, two AONB 50th Anniversary Community Project Organisers, Nicky and Sarah, were employed to work on the project until Summer 2011.

What we achieved

Schools and community groups across the area took part. We did meadow mapping in Modbury and photo scanning in Malborough, poetry in Brixton and oral history in Strete, Cornworthy saved their village green and Holbeton saw orchard fun.

As part of the programme the AONB promised to create 'a co-ordinated, accessible community archive/heritage resource'. Now we've done just that. You can add your own material or read what others have shared by visiting www.goldendays.org.uk.

To find out more about what went on, take a look at our end of project Evaluation Report (on the right). This was submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund and includes details about the project's aims and achievemenets.