Ramsey – A Journey Through Time
Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust has received a confirmed grant of £51,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Ramsey Heritage project.
Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project aims to link the heritage sites in Ramsey with the theme of “A Journey Through Time” which will showcase the rich history in the area from the medieval Abbey to the 1940’s Camp.
A series of workshops will be held to ensure local involvement in developing the tourist offer which will include guided history walks, self-guided driving tours from Cambridge, Peterborough and Ely as well working on new ways of telling Ramsey’s stories. It is hoped that volunteer numbers will increase as well as the number of visitors with themed heritage days.
The bid was submitted by Ramsey’s Joint Heritage Group which includes Ramsey Rural Museum, 1940s Camp, Mortuary Chapels, NT Abbey Gatehouse and Lady Chapel, Ramsey’s Walled Kitchen Garden, Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust and Ramsey Town Council.
Jane Sills, Chair of the group, said,“We are absolutely delighted to receive this National Lottery support and we are looking forward to both attracting more volunteers at the heritage sites and to having training to strengthen our offer. We have all enjoyed joint heritage events and worked well together over the last few years but having this extra funding means that we can develop what we have to offer and see it well publicised to new visitors.”
Carol Aston, Chair Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust said that she was very grateful for the funding received from the Town Council towards this project.
“I am really pleased that the work started by Ramsey Million Big Local is being developed still further and RNT is excited to start working on this project to make Ramsey’s heritage sites even stronger.”
Discover Ramsey Website
In November 2015 the Discover Ramsey Website was launched.
The Ramsey Brand
An open letter from Ann Cuthbert, Promotions Officer for Ramsey
Dear Ramsey Parish
We are very happy to be able to release the “Ramsey – Open for Discovery” logo for use.
It was designed to be used by as many organisations, heritage groups, clubs, schools and businesses as possible and so is extremely flexible. There are six colourways to choose from (including black on white, and white on black) and you can even use it over a colour-washed photograph.
Below are examples of the logo used in three of the colours with different images – the photograph or image used can be one of your own choosing. It could be from your own stock of images or we could help you by sharing our photograph library of Ramsey and the surrounding area.
The logo can be used on your printed material, signage, websites etc. and I would be available to help with its application should you wish. If you would like the jpeg of the logo please contact me.
The Promoting Ramsey Project is hoping that using the logo will both enhance your communications and create a more cohesive brand for Ramsey so that we can promote the area and it’s attractions further afield.
Please contact me at the Neighbourhood Office for the “easy to follow” guidelines on the correct usage and colours of the logo.
Promotions Officer, Promoting Ramsey