Battle project receives £46k lottery funding

Press Release: 26/08/2005

The Battle of Cheriton Project has been successful in obtaining a £46k grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

This will go towards

·      The major re-enactment of the civil war Battle of Cheriton this weekend (Sunday and Monday).

·      a set of interpretation panels marking out the route of the Battlefield Walk which was launched last week by Winchester City Council's Museums Service in conjunction with the project.

·      an interactive website aimed at education groups and young people and others interested in learning more about the significance of this important battlefield site

"This is a very significant sum and Winchester City Council is delighted for the organisers, who very much deserve the recognition from the Fund," said Eloise Appleby, the City Council's Head of Cultural Services.  

"They are an impressively well organised community group - headed up by farmer Gillian Gray Knight - with a genuine interest in sharing the heritage of the Cheriton area with local people and with a wider audience," she added.

City Council officers have worked with the group in a range of ways, from assistance with the funding bid and production of the walk leaflet to marketing support and advice on traffic management. 

Hampshire County Council officers have also been involved, including help mapping out the walk from the Countryside Service and with marketing from the tourism service.