1 Feb 2018
The South West Branch has organised a visit to John Boyd Textiles Ltd, Castle Cary, Somerset.
The building is in a group of grade II* and buildings: the list description is here https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1056226 The site sits in its own conservation area.
The factory makes fabric using horse hair on the original power looms. This is a commercial business using 19th century looms in a 19th century building. There is a film at the bottom of http://www.johnboydtextiles.co.uk/
10 places are available on a first come first served basis at £6 per person payable on the day. please email: Gregg Venn at Greg.Venn@SouthSomerset.Gov.Uk
NB: Please only ask for a place if you are certain you will be attending as places are very limited.
See the South West Branch page for more details….
20 May 2016
Visit to Hartwell House, Oxford Road for an exclusive expert-led tour of house and garden, including two course lunch in the Octagon Room. more…
12 May 2016
NB: FOR IHBC SCOTLAND BRANCH MEMBERS
12 May 10.00 meet at New Lanark’s New Institution for the Formation of Character, which celebrates its bicentenary this year.
Morning: hard hat tour of Double Row at the start of work to make habitable, through Townscape Heritage and CARS funds, the last unrestored block of former millworkers’ housing. This is an extra tour for IHBC as all the public tours sold out instantly. Hard hats provided. Dress appropriately.
New Lanark Trust has pioneered heritage-led regeneration and since its formation in 1974 has transformed a derelict site into a World Heritage site. The last block of former millworkers’ housing to be restored is Double Row, a dilapidated terrace of eight five storey properties on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register. A tenement within Double Row was in continuous occupation from the 1790s – 1970s and is a Scheduled Monument, due to the survival of fireplaces, sinks, ‘set-in’ beds, wallpaper and linoleum. This rare example of early industrial workers’ housing is in a very poor condition and requires urgent conservation work. Access is currently restricted due to the building’s fragile interior, so a 3D Virtual Tour will provide remote access and interpretation.
Lunch in New Lanark, self-service cafeteria in Mill 3
Afternoon workshop theme: “Managing townscape heritage in a World Heritage Site”.
15 April 2016
IN WITH THE NEW:
Modern Uses for Ancient Structures
A tour of Grade I listed Wool House, The Dancing Man Brewery and Tudor House Museum
Site Visit to Darwen Terracotta Limited
2pm 23rd March
Twilight Heritage Walking Tour
April, Manchester City Centre
Walking Tour & Social Event with The Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings
Midday, 20th May, Manchester City Centre
Joint Event with North IHBC Branch
Exploration of farm building conversions.
18th June, South Cumbria
Summer Social: Bramall Hall
A chance to explore the newly refurbished Bramall Hall and socialise with members.
Annual Conference: Housing
6th October, Liverpool Medical Institution, Liverpool
We will also be looking to organise a series of craft workshops throughout the year and additional inter-professional events.
For further details of all events contact firstname.lastname@example.org
View the Branch page at: http://www.ihbc.org.uk/branches/nwest/index.html