New 2017 School Context out: Latest issue on Manchester 2017, ‘Historic Infrastructure’

Context 151The latest edition of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out: ‘Historic Infrastructure’, featuring the learning on offer at IHBC’s Manchester 2017 Annual School  in June.

The IHBC writes:

This year’s IHBC annual school found Manchester and its region to be the ideal venue for exploring these issues; the school content for this issue was guest edited by Crispin Edwards who points out the very high levels of skills needed to meet the scale and complexity of adapting the heritage of transport infrastructure to the modern world.

The latest issue includes articles based on the Thursday tours:

  • Castlefield: archaeology, built heritage and new development, Andrew McClelland;
  • Roads, canals and railways, and the evolution of Manchester’s Whitworth Street Conservation Area, Richard Broadhead;
  • Manchester’s Peace Trail, Delia Graham, John Preston and Kati Preston;
  • Manchester and the transport revolution: exploring Castlefield, David Blackburn;
  • New infrastructure in Manchester city centre, Laurence Hayes;
  • Rochdale Canal, Cheryl Roberts

It includes articles from papers delivered in Friday’s school:

  • Style, quality and civic pride, Crispin Edwards
  • Regenerating historic ports, Marc Piqué Gascón and Rosamund Worrall
  • Managing the canal heritage, Laurence Hayes and Julie Shaduwa
  • Historic railway structures, Graham Arnold
  • Morning discussion, Crispin Edwards
  • Developing road and pedestrian infrastructure, Crispin Edwards
  • Green, connected cities, Alice Ullathorne and James Archer
  • Between land and sky, Graham Arnold and Penny McKnight
  • The impact of air development, Jill Kerry

And it includes articles on the Saturday tours:

  • Victoria Station and Ordsall Chord, Andrew McClelland;
  • Liverpool’s historic transport Infrastructure, Graham Arnold
  • Anderton Boat Lift and Lion Salt Works, Rosamund Worrall
  • Ancoats, the world’s first industrial suburb, Adam Swan
  • Cities choked by cars, David Rudlin
  • Buildings, lawns, gardens, wilderness, Graham Tite

Articles in the latest issue, No.151, will feature in future NewsBlogs and social media posts. Reading Context helps IHBC members develop their skills across all of the IHBC’s Areas of Competence, and so is a critical baseline in addressing priorities in Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

To access Context :

  • IHBC Members: See your postbox, if you don’t already have it by your desk or bed
  • Non-members: Go to the Context Archive

As ever, themed issues of Context also include more general conservation articles as well as news, book reviews and reports from IHBC’s officers.

If you have any suggestions for Context articles or other material contact Mike Taylor at:

View the full Context archive HERE

For information on Context’s future issues, guidance for authors, and links to the journal’s archives see the IHBC website

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