IHBC Yorkshire AGM & talk on Cultural Heritage in Gjirokastra, Albania by Andrew Shepherd, Architect
Our first Virtual AGM seemed to go reasonably well, albeit with some hiccups experienced by Andrew Shepherd & his computer! Hence an initial delay was used to allow those present to introduce themselves and showed what variety of professions & expertise is enjoyed by IHBC Yorkshire. We then allowed the AGM to proceed, followed by a talk by Andrew on Cultural Heritage in Gjirokastra, Albania – a fascinating & interesting presentation on Heritage in Albania. It was reminiscent of a project Naiomi Kempton was involved in about 8 years ago in Bulgaria. Good to hear reference to David Baxter’s excellent work at Bontida with the Transylvanian Trust.
Hot Lime Workshop
Saturday 14th March 2020, Location: Rosedale East
Delivered through the North York Moors National Park and IHBC Yorkshire Branch. Local stonemason and lime mortar expert Nigel Copsey (the Earth, Stone and Lime Company, and lead on practical workshops at the University of York) gave a presentation and demonstration on hot mixed lime mortars, their technique and use; imparting understanding of the physics of historic structures and best practice for conservation.
It was followed in the afternoon by hands on practical work applying lime mortars and renders to buildings associated with East Mines at Rosedale.
6 CPD hours.
IHBC Yorkshire Branch AGM 2019
Saturday, 26 October 2019 at 12.15pm
The morning commenced at 10.30am with a talk by Jane Grenville, OBE, FSA, Archaeologist and Honorary Research Fellow and former member of staff in the Department of Conservation Studies, York University on ‘Pevsner, Yorkshire: The North Riding’. Jane was in the process of revising Pevsner’s work on North Riding of Yorkshire, to be published in 2020.
Conservation and Stabilisation of Historic Fabric
28th September 2019, Central Methodist Church, York
Two complimentary disciplines are brought together to present with case studies, the structural conservation of historic buildings and structures, as seen through the eyes of two Conservation Accredited (CARE) Engineers and an AABC Conservation Accredited Architect. Robert Thorniley-Walker and Alice Bowers CARE Engineers, Civil & Structural Consultants Ltd. and, David Cattell AABC Architect, Rodney Melville and Partners Ltd.
Tour of Halifax Piece Hall
Saturday, 3rd March 2018
The Piece Hall is one of Britain’s most extraordinary buildings. Built in 1779 to trade ‘pieces’ of cloth, it is now the UK’s sole surviving cloth hall and offers a unique window back into our past.
Its near 250-year history has seen the building tale on many transformations – in Georgian times as a place for trading locally made ‘Kersey’ and other cloth, later as a gathering point for Victorian spectacles and political rallies. It then became a wholesale marker, before being transformed into a visitor attraction and, most recently, undergoing an extensive conservation programme.
The visit took participants on a journey spanning almost quarter of a millennium, meeting characters from the past and hearing fascinating stories about this truly incredible building.
IHBC Yorkshire Branch AGM 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017, Kings Manor, Exhibition Sq. York
10:30 - 12:00
Speaker: Keith Knight Course Leader RIBA Conservation Course
Subject: IHBC Yorkshire Conservation Course