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Uncovering Unknown Upton - plan released
2:10pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012 in News
WORK on a £10,000 project to uncover the “Unknown Upton” is progressing, with organisers unveiling their initial proposals for how the Heritage Lottery Fund cash might be spent.
The scheme is intended to let visitors and residents know more about aspects of the riverside town’s history that are not so widely known, including the cholera outbreak that struck in 1832.
During a presentation to members of Upton Town Council, Simon Wilkinson, of the Upton Town Partnership, described plans for a general information board at the exit from the car park in Old Street as well as more specific ones for the cholera burial ground.
There will also be new leaflets and additional “fingerpost” signs to supplement existing information.
The proposed locations for these at present are at the junction of Church Street, High Street and Lower High Street, directing to sites such as the heritage centre and riverside and at The Cross, where visitors would be pointed to various churches, the recreation ground and library, school and Memorial Hall.