The Upper Westgate Historic Street Heritage Action Zone project is a £4.4M regeneration project being led by Wakefield Council. The project focuses on the Upper Westgate Conservation Area and is funded by Historic England, Wakefield Council and the private sector.
As part of the project, Wakefield Civic Society is working with Wakefield Historical Society and the Council on a research and community engagement project to explore the history of the Conservation Area.
In due course, the Civic Society will be putting up some new blue plaques, publishing a book and organising some guided walks. Unfortunately, because of the Coronavirus epidemic, we’re not yet able to commence the detailed research work. However, to keep people up to date with progress and to share some of the research and background information, we have created a new Vimeo account where we will upload short films for people to watch.
You can find our Vimeo account here: https://vimeo.com/wakefieldcivicsocietyhaz