The picturesque village of Rockingham in Northamptonshire is described in the Domesday book as a wasted Saxon settlement. In the ensuing 900 years, a colourful and sometimes violent history of kings, castles and agriculture has shaped the village in existence today.
In 2013 the HLF awarded a grant to a project led by volunteers from the local community to repair and conserve the village hall. The historic hall – formerly the village school – has been developed as a base for learning about the history of Rockingham village, and its relationship with the Rockingham Castle Estate.
The brief for interpretation included large graphic panels exploring the history of Rockingham plus a visitor guide and map of the village.