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Queen Elizabeth II rides on the new Sunderland to Newcastle Metro Link after officially opening it. May 2002. (c) PA Images : Alamy Stock Photo
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Historic England launches digital ‘story map’ of the Queen’s life ahead of Jubilee

Image: Queen Elizabeth II rides on the new Sunderland to Newcastle Metro Link after officially opening it. May 2002. (c) PA Images : Alamy Stock Photo

The online resource, created by Heritage Schools and funded by the Department of Education, is hoped to give school children an understanding of their local heritage through the lens of the Queen’s Jubilee

Historic England has launched a new interactive educational tool which will display hundreds of photographs of the Queen visiting key heritage sites across England during her reign.

The story map resource has been created by Heritage Schools, an education programme that aims to help school children understand local heritage, funded by the Department for Education and run by Historic England.

The map, available via Historic England’s website, features images of the Queen visiting significant buildings, places and events in every region of the country. Alongside these images there is information about when and why the Queen visited, as well as a brief history about the site itself.

Many of the buildings featured are listed on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE), and children and the public can contribute their own images, drawings or information about the building to the NHLE through Historic England’s Enriching the List project.

Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive, Historic England said “This interactive map shows the incredible variety of sites the Queen has visited in the past 70 years. We hope schools, teachers, parents and the wider public will explore the map, discover more about their local historic sites and follow in the Queen’s footsteps by supporting their local heritage.”

Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi said: “Queen Elizabeth II is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty’s dignity, commitment and grace continues to inspire people all over the world.”