About

HAMPSHIRE CRICKET HERITAGE

The Ageas Bowl, Botley Road, Southampton, Hampshire. SO30 3XH

BC765A1A-AB19-4F72-BCC1-4FE8AA0A9958Hampshire Cricket Heritage is established as a limited by guarantee company with no shareholders and with no Directors benefiting from any profitable trading revenue, with the intention of managing an archive of Hampshire cricket history and delivering educational, social and community benefits specifically by working in partnership with entities and organisations to protect, maintain, purchase and display artefacts, ephemera and memorabilia, and to explore funding opportunities and applications as necessary to meet its aims and objectives.

The Company is currently engaged in applying for charitable status.

Hampshire Cricket Heritage Ltd. will seek, when necessary, to procure grants independently or in association with third parties in order to maximise the aims and objectives of Hampshire Cricket Heritage Ltd.

Hampshire Cricket Heritage Ltd has been formed to maintain and exhibit a collection of artefacts, ephemera and memorabilia (The ‘Archive’) with altruistic objectives.  Hampshire Cricket Heritage Ltd has a long-term purpose and holds the Archive in trust for the benefit of the public

The Archive is for the benefit, enjoyment and engagement of all members of society for study and research, and to generally promote an enjoyment and understanding of cricket and its social, cultural and community impacts.

The Archive managed by Hampshire Cricket Heritage Ltd is very rich in historic material relating to people, places and events from the origins of cricket in Hampshire to the present day.

Hampshire Cricket Heritage Ltd will:

maintain and develop the Archive for the benefit of current and future generations;

develop, care for, exhibit and loan material responsibly and sustainably, with transparency, competency, integrity and prudence in order to generate knowledge and engage those viewing or using Archive resources;

treat the Archive and its constituent parts respectfully as cultural, scientific or historic assets, not financial or personal properties.

Hampshire Cricket Heritage Ltd aims to:

place cricket in a range of different contexts – social, cultural, economic, political – to serve HCH’s aims, whilst helping the understanding of the importance and relevance of the sport to people’s lives;
maintain a record of cricket in Hampshire, evidenced through writing, documentation and artefacts;
sustain and engender research, meeting the needs of academic communities, constituencies of interest, and of the general public;
develop and deliver a range of outputs, including (but not limited to) exhibitions, events, publications, online engagement, and educational and community resources;
support the public understanding of social and sporting history across Hampshire’s communities;
promote the past, present and future value of cricket to Hampshire’s communities, making people aware of its potential and importance;
celebrate the contribution that cricket, the county club and its great players, past and current have made to the identity of Hampshire;
support education in schools, colleges and universities through access to or the display of archival items.

In terms of reflecting the current demographic and landscape of Hampshire cricket (as well as looking to appeal to, inspire and engage younger visitors and audiences), collecting for the Archive will aim to include contemporary and current items as well as historic material.  This will include ‘grass root’ cricket, boys’ and girls’ cricket, women’s cricket and disability cricket.

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