Meet the Team

Caroline Daghash, Townscape Heritage Officer
Pete Brown, Community Participation Coordinator
Stephanie Bognar, Web Content Editor, volunteer
Photo by Stephanie Bognar
Nukshi Velebny, Project Photographer, volunteer
Photo: Nukshi Velebny
Harriet Bird, Web Content Editor, volunteer
Beth Fletcher, History Detective
Carolyn Hallam, History Detective

Mansfield Townscape Heritage Team

Caroline Daghash, Townscape Heritage Officer (MDC staff)
I have had many years’ experience of delivering grant funded projects.  Having lived in and around Mansfield all my life I am very excited about working on the Townscape Heritage Project.  I really hope that the property owners will realise the advantages of accessing the grant to improve the appearance of their property and that the project also raises community awareness of our historic buildings and heritage.


Pete Brown, Community Participation Coordinator (freelance)

I have lots of experience of running community projects and am passionate about heritage buildings! I’m not from Mansfield so I’m relying on colleagues, partners and volunteers for their local knowledge. There’s lots of enthusiasm for this project so I’m sure we’re going to do great things over the next few years. Website



Stephanie Bognar, Web Content Editor (volunteer)
Being born and raised in Mansfield, this is very much a passion project which is close to my heart. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn about our local heritage. Mansfield is a town that often feels neglected and forgotten, but if we only look up at our beautiful buildings, we can see that ours is a town of significant historic value. This project should help to awaken our sense of civic pride as we celebrate our town and ourselves.


Nukshi Velebny, Project Photographer (volunteer)
I live in Mansfield Woodhouse with my husband and our 5-year-old son. I studied photography at Nottingham Trent University. I have worked as a silversmith and ran a jewellery shop for 10 years, with start-up funding from the Prince’s Trust. Last year I got funding from Mansfield district council for starting a new business and currently working on a exhibition project on “Living with Alzheimers & Dementia”. Website


Harriet Bird, Web Content Editor (volunteer)
The historic buildings in Mansfield have always caught my attention and I have been intrigued for a long time to find out more about them. In 2019 I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with an undergraduate degree in History and am currently studying for my masters in Museum and Heritage Development. This project provides me with the opportunity to get involved with and learn more about my local heritage and develop new and existing skills.


Beth Fletcher, History Detective (volunteer)
I am a recent Criminology graduate from the University of Nottingham who has a keen interest in Mansfield’s history and historic buildings. My passion for history started early when I was introduced to genealogy by my family, and my interest in local and family history has grown ever since. I have lived in the Mansfield area for my whole life and I am excited to delve into the archives to find out more about its hidden past.


Carolyn Hallam, History Detective (volunteer)
I’ve lived in Mansfield all my life and have always been interested in what is happening in the local area. I’ve been involved in various community projects over the years and decided to get involved in this to find out more about the heritage of the town centre. I’ve always enjoyed doing research and am also researching my family tree. I’m looking forward to finding out more about the various local history resources available whilst looking into the history of local buildings.









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