This new public awareness campaign, supported by a number of heritage organisations including the CBA, was launched at the weekend.
'History Matters - pass it on' is all about raising awareness of the importance of history in our everyday lives and encouraging involvement in heritage in England and Wales. Our goal is to build public support and interest in looking after our history and heritage - today and in the future.
We know that history is something many people feel strongly about. But in the rush of our daily lives it's all too easy to take it for granted. And when it comes to the order of public priorities history is often sidelined. We urge you to join the campaign and show your support. Collectively the events taking place and opinions expressed will demonstrate the importance of history and heritage to the nation and become a unique record of our time.
Dr Mike Heyworth, Director, Council for British Archaeology
St Mary's House, 66 Bootham, York YO30 7BZ, UK
tel 01904 671417, fax 01904 671384, web www.britarch.ac.uk
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