|| UK Legacies is the local history website
from the BBC, but a history website with a difference. The aim is to scrutinise
the same UK history that you can find in any book or website, but to show
how this history unfolds across every locality of the UK.
National histories are often guilty of airbrushing over our local identities
in an attempt to simplify our past. Legacies aim is to show the UK's
past in all its wonderful diversity.
The themes weve covered on UK Legacies are:
see how buildings have been shaped by our history and discover which buildings
personify certain areas.
Immigration and Emigration:
discover the migration of peoples all over the UK which has come to form
Local Legends: learn
of the individuals who are famous to an area, from rouges to heroes we show
you how people become legends.
Work: every town has an industry
or occupation at the heart of it, here we show you the impact those jobs
have had on the individuals who perform them.
Get started reading about UK Local History here
Weve also got a selection of stories written by you. The Your
Stories section contain stories from all over the country, including
many from Tyne and
Wear, written by school
children about the work their parents or grandparents did at 21.
Unfortunately the Legacies website is now a static site, however if you
need to contact someone about it you can do so by writing to the department
at UK Legacies, Rm 133, BBC Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow,