heritage movement


Senior Member
Italy, italian
Here I am again... for a curiosity.
In Britain, what exactly is the "heritage movement" ? Is it a "real" movement (structured, organized) that works for the preservation of the industrial patrimony? Or what else?
  • emma42

    Senior Member
    British English
    As far as I know, "movement" is used loosely here as an umbrella term for all sorts of organisations, such as the National Trust. Such organisations campaign for the preservation of our "national heritage", a term which is open to interpretation itself, but can include:

    Historic houses/castles/manor houses
    Other historic buildings - factories, potteries, churches, workhouses
    Historic roads, bridges, railways
    Preservation of the open countryside

    Do you get the picture?

    Of course, I might be completely wrong here, and discover that there is something called "The Heritage Movement"! I don't think so, though.
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