Locks’ commitment to education wins award

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Foxton Locks’ commitment to educating visitors about its heritage and history has been recognised with an industry award.

The famous staircase of 10 locks is one of 52 sites around the country which has been given a Sandford Award.

The Sandford Awards are jointly managed by Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) in Lincoln and the Heritage Education Trust, and BGU’s vice-chancellor, the Reverend Canon Professor Peter Neil, will present the awards at a ceremony taking place tomorrow (Friday, December 4).

The 2015 winners, which represent a cross-section of heritage sites from across the country, include The Collection in Lincoln, Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields, Black Country Living Museum in the West Midlands, Stockport Air Raid Shelters and the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham.

Dr Tracy Borman, Sandford co-ordinator at BGU, said: “The Sandford Awards pay tribute to excellence and we look forward to honouring another outstanding crop of sites. We’d like to congratulate all the sites who have been successful this year.”