“It was the heart of the town”: two public monuments, cultural memory and oral histories in Walkden and Hastings

  • Anthony McIntosh

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The importance of the historic built environment to local communities and its ability to foster a sense of place is an issue at the heart of current heritage impact research. This thesis is primarily concerned with how public monuments, as a focus for the localisation of memories and narratives, can contribute to the development of social capital, sense of place, and a sense of community identity.
Date of AwardJan 2014
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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