A list of 100 places that have helped shape national and global history is being compiled, and we’re being asked to help the Isle of Wight make that list.
Historic England is asking people to nominate a person or a place that has made a difference.
It’s part of a year-long campaign called Irreplaceable: A History Of England In 100 Places, produced in association with insurance company Ecclesiastical.
The campaign will explore ten categories, from Science & Discovery and Homes & Gardens, to Music & Literature and Industry, Trade & Commerce.
Each category will focus on ten places which will be chosen from a long list of public nominations by expert judges, including Mary Beard, George Clarke, Tristram Hunt, Professor Lord Robert Winston and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
From the discovery and identification of many dinosaur fossils, to the work of Darwin on ‘On The Origin Of The Species’ at Ventnor, the Island has a rich heritage, and there’s plenty more to shout about.
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England said:
“By telling a history of England in 100 places, we want to help people understand the many places in our country that have shaped the world, creating advances in science, the arts, trade and industry. We are looking forward to people nominating places in the South East that will engender a sense of pride and are important to our national story. We’re hoping to uncover some hidden gems that can be celebrated and shared.”
To get involved and help put the Isle of Wight on the map, click here.