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Grade II* Listed Saltdean Lido receives community funding

Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company has received £439,800 under the community assets fund for works to repair Saltdean Lido, and five other awards were also announced this week – including one to purchase a grade II* Listed former bank. The … Continue reading

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Heritage in the BBC: Newsnight on HoP & R4 on GSA

BBC Newsnight reported on the building fabric repair needs of the Houses of Parliament (HoP) this week, estimating that repairs needed amount to £3 billion, while a Radio 4 documentary is currently available on BBC iPlayer, exploring the history of … Continue reading

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Top 40 historic building related queries… anyone?

The SPAB has published its top 40 most frequently asked questions, ranging from technical questions on dealing with masonry bees and cement render, to the proper treatment for installing new electrics in a historic building. View the full list 

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BGS launches new online mapping service

A new online mapping service has been launched by The British Geological Survey (BGS) which features archival geological maps from throughout the UK, including historical maps and more recent surveys.  The BGS writes: The British Geological Survey (BGS) has today … Continue reading

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The Backstage Heritage Collection Project

Last month a new ‘backstage heritage project’ was launched aiming to record memories and physical artefacts used in the theatre production process, the organisers are looking for people to contact them with memories and are interested in compiling a database … Continue reading

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Wallpapered canalscapes

A canal bridge in Blackburn now has a unique and rather unusual appearance, having been adopted by the local community and being covered in wallpaper by a local manufacturer. The Canal and River Trust writes: A road bridge over the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s second conservation course connection day 

The second IHBC Course Connection Day, for student representatives from built and historic environment conservation courses in the UK was held on Tuesday 4 November in Birmingham, with nearly 25 representatives hearing about the support and guidance available from the … Continue reading

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A reminder that you can take control of your career as an IHBC Associate: accreditation @ under £90 pa (after tax, max!)

For under £90 a year after tax, and potentially for much less, you can secure the IHBC’s conservation benefits, support and accreditation; while there is also a lot of other support for any IHBC members on low income (50% reduction … Continue reading

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DEFRA evaluation of ESA’s for historic parklands released

A new report has been published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) which assesses the effectiveness of using environmental stewardship agreements for managing historic parklands, with a series of recommendations as to how agri-environment schemes can … Continue reading

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Manchester to gain new planning powers and elected mayor

The Greater Manchester area is to receive increased powers over planning and housing, and a directly elected mayor under new proposals announced by the Treasury.  HM Treasury writes: Greater Manchester is to get its own directly elected city wide mayor … Continue reading

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Free design and construction software for students

Autodesk (the makers of AutoCAD) are offering free software for students and educators. For a full list of all the architecture, engineering and construction software available visit Autodesk IHBC recognised conservation courses 

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High Street winners announced

The winners of the ‘Great British High Street’ competition have been announced this week, with villages, towns and cities across the UK being recognised for their vitality,  viability and unique approaches to being a great place to live, work and … Continue reading

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Entry call: Jodi Mattes Trust for accessible digital culture

The 2015 awards for digital accessibility in heritage attractions are now open for entries, with a closing date of 12 January. The Jodi Mattes Trust writes: The Jodi Awards celebrate practice that inspires locally, nationally or internationally. We welcome nominations … Continue reading

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