Colin Howey

Colin Howey from Norfolk County Council Adult Learning services outside a Norfolk flint church

Why do you take part in Heritage Open Days? 

I’ve been working in the history/heritage sector for over twenty years and I love helping people connect with stories from our past.

What does your job involve?

This year I am organising the HODs contribution by Norfolk County Council’s Adult Learning service, with our tutors offering a varied programme of sessions.

What do you like best about your role? 

It pleases me that ‘hidden’ work of a HODs organiser opens up the past for others to enjoy.

What is special to you about Norfolk?

Norfolk has such a rich history; not only in terms of its historic landscape and built heritage, but also within its remarkable archival records. There are so many ‘stories’ to tell!

What do visitors gain from taking part in Heritage events?

The events are about opening-up access to our local heritage. The HODs festival enriches people’s lives and connects them to the historic roots/routes of places that they might otherwise not appreciate. 

Describe your Heritage Open Days experience in three words.

Exploration. Learning. Enriching.