Her­itage ex­hi­bi­tion at­tracts 16,000

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A NEW her­itage at­trac­tion in Stam­ford has at­tracted more than 16,000 vis­i­tors in the first three months af­ter it opened.

The Dis­cover Stam­ford ex­hi­bi­tion at the town’s li­brary has proved hugely pop­u­lar since it opened in Jan­uary, as peo­ple vis­ited to view ob­jects, sto­ries and images of the town’s past.

Par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar has been the “Notes on Stam­ford” re­source, where vis­i­tors can share their favourite places in the his­toric town, in­spir­ing other peo­ple to ex­plore the area.

Such has been the suc­cess of the ex­hi­bi­tion, it has been nom­i­nated for a Lin­colnshire Her­itage Award.

Cllr Eddy Poll, ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber for cul­tural ser­vices at Lin­colnshire County Coun­cil, said: “Dis­cover Stam­ford has proved spec­tac­u­larly pop­u­lar in its first few months, and with the tourist sea­son just around the corner, we’re ex­pect­ing vis­i­tor fig­ures to grow and grow. The feed­back from lo­cals has been fan­tas­tic and even peo­ple who have lived here for years have learned about new sides to Stam­ford’s story.”

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