Our festival training programme is designed to hone your skills and get you ready to get blogging, with training in using online sources, planning oral history projects, blogging, writing articles and storytelling. Of course, you may already be an experienced local history blogger, so this might appeal to you too! 

We really want our merry band of History Hunters to regularly contribute stories, articles and blogs to our Omeka site which stores this project's research and learning, and also for our website and social media. So, we're going to hopefully get your research and writing juices flowing with a BLOG COMPETITION!!


The best 5 will be published our website in late June - early July and the winner will receive either a 1 year OPW Heritage card or CADW membership for a year.  



Write a blog entry of up to 800 words (no more), and submit it to us by sending it as a word document on email marked 'COMPETITION BLOG' to by 12pm, Noon on Friday 28 May. Great blogs are accompanied by good images, so please attach between 1 and 3 relevant images, making sure that you have cleared the rights for these images to be published with your blog, online.

Our team of historians and writers are looking forward to reading your blogs and together they'll decide on the best one and 4 runners up. We'll announce the results in mid June, and these 5 blogs will then be published over the coming month.


If you'd like to enter but feel you need to brush up on some skills, see our range of FREE History Hunters workshops as part of our festival (5-14 May). 'Sharing your Research' (6 May, 2pm and 11 May, 6pm) is specifically designed to get you up and writing, while our research skills workshops will help you to uncover and evaluate online sources of information and shape your research project ....and perhaps the focus of your blog.