The Association for Industrial Archaeology
Industrial Heritage at Risk - Join the Flickr Group
Each year English Heritage (EH) produces a Heritage at Risk report and the focus of the project for 2011 is Industrial Heritage at Risk (IHAR) – see the IHAR website at: www.english-heritage.org.uk/caring/heritage-at-risk/industrial-heritage-at-risk. The AIA has been identified as a partner in its production and subsequent action. The AIA’s Council will be considering this at its meetings and we will be informing and consulting with members throughout the year.
There will be many facets to this project and as well as research, which is due to be launched in October, one of these is a Flickr Group in which you can share with the world the industrial buildings, sites and landscapes which matter to you. They do not have to be at risk to be included. This Flickr Group is being jointly run by English Heritage (EH), the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and the Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) and it can be found here: www.flickr.com/groups/industrialheritageatrisk.
Whether it is a photo of the mills and chimneys which dominate your local landscape, a building you think is at risk, the factory where your parents or grandparents worked, or the converted warehouse in which you now live, you can add a photo and information to the site. By doing so you will be helping to celebrate this country’s unique legacy of buildings, monuments and places associated with the Industrial Revolution.
All AIA members are strongly encouraged to take part, so it would be great to share your photos and read the stories behind them, and to see you join in the debate about how much of our industrial heritage should be saved and how.
“What’s your favourite industrial heritage building or site?” This topic will be one of many to kick off this Flickr Group.
If you just wish to view the photographs you do not need to join Flikr but to take part, access the photos and share your own photos and stories you must first create a Flickr account (if you already have a Flickr account, please go to Step 7):
Your Flickr account is now all set up and ready to use. You can start uploading your photos and sharing them with the rest of the Flickr community. If you do not wish to share your own photos, but would like to just look at those that have been posted on the site and read about them, you can do so without becoming a member of a Flickr Group