Interview: Claire Hayward tells us about ‘Pride of Place’

History Riot interviewed me for LGBT History Month – check out the blog to hear about ‘Pride of Place’, the LGBTQ heritage project I’m currently working on.

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February is LGBT History Month in the UK, so to celebrate we at History Riot have been speaking to heritage practitioners and public history researchers about their work in LGBTQ-inclusive heritage.


We interviewed Claire Hayward, a public historian, Further Education History Lecturer and the Project Researcher for Pride of Place, a LGBTQ Heritage Project by Leeds Beckett University and Historic England (formerly English Heritage).

  1. So what is the Pride of Place project all about then? And how did it come into being?

Historic England and Leeds Beckett launched Pride of Place in June 2015. It builds on from other diverse history projects by English Heritage on The Slave Trade and Abolition, Women’s History and Disability History. These projects, Pride of Place included, aim to make often marginalised histories more visible, and to trace the ways that they are found across buildings and landscapes in England. One of…

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