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Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places

A Historic England campaign supported by specialist insurer, Ecclesiastical  

England’s historic buildings and places bring our extraordinary history to life. Identifiable spots, big and small and spread across the country, have shaped both our nation and our world. Historic England, in partnership with Ecclesiastical, is inviting people to nominate the historical hotspots that they love or that are local to them that they want the world to know more about. 

There are 10 different categories, and each category will be judged by a celebrity, known for their activities and expertise connected to that field. After each category has been judged a podcast will be available detailing the chosen 10 places. 

The selected 100 will make up the “Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places” handbook to be launched in July 2018.

This month's category

  • Travel & Tourism

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    From Brunel's railways and Telford's bridges, to salty seaside piers and Hi-de-hi holiday camps. Where are the places that launched and harnessed the great English boom in travel and tourism? What are the important places connected to how transport has developed, how we travel and where we spend our leisure time that you know of?

    For example, did you know: Edith Maud Cook (1878–1910) born in Ipswich, Suffolk was an early parachutist, balloonist, and aviator - and the first British woman to pilot a plane.

    The judge for this category is: Historian, author and broadcaster Bethany Hughes.
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