The Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) in Ramsgate is delivering a range of projects that are engaging the local community and increasing our understanding of the rich local heritage. From 2017 to 2022, teams within Historic England are working in partnership with local organisations to understand what makes the heritage in Ramsgate really special, to share the findings and stories, and to protect and improve places for the future. Find out more about their work here.
The HAZ podcast series in partnership with the Festival of Sound and Ramsgate Radio aims to bring to life the HAZ research undertaken in Ramsgate, uncovering the stories and lived experience of the town and particularly its clifftop promenades and seafront. These podcasts are designed as ‘sonic trails’ / ‘sound walks’ with three episodes.
Podcast 1: Heaven and Earth
Encouraging the listener to look up and look down. Exploring the geology/geography and deep time of the seafront.
Jacqui Ansell, Senior Lecturer Christie’s Education. With thanks to contributors Sandra Silva, Nick Page, Ruth E Rollason, Vivienne Yankah, Jonathan Last
Podcast 2: Pulhamite and Promenade
Encouraging the listener to see and be seen. Exploring the growth of Ramsgate as a resort town, Victorian society and the Pulhamite rock gardens.
Jacqui Ansell, Senior Lecturer Christie’s Education. With thanks to contributors Geraint Franklin, Sandra Silva, David Royal, Clara Gibson, Katie Ansell, Tom Ansell
Podcast 3: Routes and By-ways
Encouraging the listener to look out / look in. Exploring Ramsgate as a harbour of refuge.
Jacqui Ansell, Senior Lecturer Christie’s Education. With thanks to contributors Theresa Smith, Nicholas de Carlo, Christopher Tipping, Tony Ovenden, Michael J McEvoy (and choir)
Special thanks to Graeme Campbell and Lorna Dallas-Conte, Dawn at the Lookout, Brenda Hockett and Gordon Beer, Gemma Dempsey, Kay Richardson, Louisa Hrabowy, and Filipe Gomes, Ramsgate Radio.