Conservation Tour. Week 20.

Another week in North Wales, with a little jaunt over the border to Liverpool - and back again! DAY 01: Welsh National Slate Museum https://museum.wales/slate/ Host: Terry Hughes Brilliant Stone Roofing resource: http://www.stoneroof.org.uk At the industry's peak, there were 759 Quarries in operation throughout Wales. Today we are at 7.  Penrhyn Quarry: http://www.welshslate.com Peak output: 1870: - 500,000… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 20.

Conservation Tour. Week 19.

DAY 01: Calke Abbey https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/calke-abbey With the Fellows Dave Watts, bricklayer and Ray Stevens, carpenter who work on the National Trust's Calke Abbey estate. True artists. DAY 02:  Learning about the process of winning and splitting Collyweston stone tiling with the wonderful David Ellis. PM: Burghley House http://www.burghley.co.uk/ Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 19.

Conservation Tour. Week 17.

DAY 01: Westminster Abbey Host: Deputy Clerk of Works, Ian Bartlett http://www.westminster-abbey.org/       DAY 02: AM: Royal Naval College, Greenwich https://www.ornc.org/ Hosts: Martin Ashley (Surveyor of Fabric) http://www.ma-arch.co.uk/, Will Palin, Director of Conservation and the amazing Interpretation Team, Anna and Tess. PM: National Army Museum, Chelsea An afternoon spent with Sara Crofts Head of… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 17.