Heritage Skills Initiative

29th September 2011

We had a great weekend at The National Trust’s Souter Lighthouse, South Tyneside. It was a busy two days and we had quite a few visitors to our stand which showcased our work and collection of architectural objects. Not least  David’s treasured student ¼ scale model of the entablature of Sir Reginald Blomfield’s refacing of the Reform Club in 1906 (The model was exhibited 79 years later at the Heinz Gallery – read historian Richard Fellows book on the man).

It was spotted at our stand by Dr Jonathan Foyle, Patron of the Heritage Skills Initiative, TV architectural historian and CEO of the World Monuments Fund. He’s climbed great buildings and used to seeing the underside of classical mouldings at high level so on this occasion we were glad to save him the trouble.

The North of England Civic Trust have put details of the weekend on their website:


That nice James Mott of projectbook.co.uk  has put together a video of the day. See us at 1min:42!  http://www.projectbook.co.uk/blogs/projectbook-blog/hsi-heritage-skills-festival%2C-building-conservation%2C-fear-and-beer.html

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