Conservation Tour. Week 22.

Cumbria Calling. Week 2/2. DAY 01: Cumbria’s Solway Plain   DAY 02: Burlington Slate Quarry DAY 03:  Grasmere St. Oswald's, Grasmere The first church in Grasmere was founded by Oswald of Northumbria, King of Northumbria, in 642. The present church stands on the same site, and dates from the 14th century. This was doubled in size by the… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 22.

Conservation Tour. Week 21.

Northward - a week heading into Cumbria. DAY 01: Walton Hall,_Warwickshire Host: Blackett-Orde Conservation Liverpool Cathedral, based on a design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The total external length is 207 yards (189 m) making it the longest cathedral in the world. Near Appleby... DAY 02:  Dunston Staiths, Newcastle. Seaton Delaval Hall.  Day 03: The Cumbria Clock… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 21.

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 Host: Terry Hughes Brilliant Stone Roofing resource: At the industry's peak, there were 759 Quarries in operation throughout Wales. Today we are at 7.  Penrhyn Quarry: Peak output: 1870: - 500,000… Continue reading Conservation Tour. Week 20.

Conservation Tour. Week 19.

DAY 01: 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 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       DAY 02: AM: Royal Naval College, Greenwich Hosts: Martin Ashley (Surveyor of Fabric), 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.