All Our Stories

Community groups from across the UK share hundreds of lively local stories.

Project Description

All our Stories

United Kingdom

2013 – 2015
Partner: Heritage Lottery Fund
FunderHeritage Lottery Fund

Explore the collection


In 2013 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded grants to 500 local community organisations to run engaging community projects that helped people explore, share and celebrate the diverse heritage of the United Kingdom. The HLF wanted a home for all these projects to share and preserve a digital record of their project.

What happened?

Thousands of people delved deep into archives and museum collections, explored historic sites on their doorsteps, and discovered untold stories in their communities. They collected historical materials, created contemporary responses and recorded all the activites that they ran.

What was created?
  • 500 community heritage projects around the country
  • A collection on Historypin for each project, gathered in a All our Stories hub to show all the projects together and the 4,000 items that have been uploaded


Training and support

  • Created printable guides and videos on how to upload to All our Stories
  • Supported local groups via phone and email to upload their project

Design and Digital

  • Created a custom hub which gathered all the collections created by each project

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