Daily Archives: 03/07/2018

IHBC’s new Context journal out: ‘Working with lime and stone’

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around ‘working with lime and stone’ it focuses on current issues concerning the conservation of masonry structures and related matters, while also carrying the usual regular features … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD boost in Context: HE’s ‘Strategic stone study’ identifies stones used and maps sources

In Context No.154 lead members of Historic England technical team explain its ‘Strategic Stone Study’, a county-by-county, nationwide survey that identifies building stones used, and maps their sources and representative buildings and structures. image courtesy of Clara Willett, Historic England

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘From a totem to an empty shell’ – Plymouth Civic Centre’s future plans revealed

Plymouth’s Civic Centre has already evolved ‘from a totem of the post-war development of Plymouth to an empty shell’, Plymouth Live writes, and now, as developers Urban Splash have publicised their plans for the abandoned city centre landmark, people can … Continue reading

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Pier restored with £14m of charity money sold to businessman for £50,000

Hastings pier which was restored with more than £14m of charitable funding has been sold to a local businessman and hotelier Sheikh Abid Gulzar for £50,000, after the charity went into administration.

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Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ £200m Manchester tower scheme gets green light after revisions

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ £200m development in Manchester has been given the green light investors say, as the scheme – centred around a new tower in Jackson’s Row and including a five-star hotel with 216 bedrooms and a 39-storey … Continue reading

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Oxford Street pedestrianisation not proceeding due to lack of local support but new plan to be developed

A statement from the Leader of Westminster Council, Cllr Nickie Aiken, regarding the future of Oxford Street confirms full scale pedestrianisation will not go ahead because of lack of local support but new proposals will be developed to be announced … Continue reading

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Ten Places that tell the history of England’s art, architecture and sculpture in HE campaign

Ten places that tell the history of England’s art, architecture and sculpture have been selected by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz in Historic England’s (HE) campaign and podcast series ‘Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places’. image: Historic England … Continue reading

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‘Nighthawk’ metal detectorists damage Hadrian’s Wall

Illegal treasure hunters, or so-called nighthawk metal detectorists, are blamed for more than 50 holes found around the 1,900-year-old Brunton Turret section of Hadrian’s Wall near Hexham, Northumberland according to experts.

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Shipwreck divers jailed for failing to disclose artefacts

Shipwreck divers who looted a Royal Navy vessel at the bottom of the English Channel have been jailed for failing to disclose the items they took.

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Spaghetti Junction on a plate! Award-winning chef celebrates iconic structure with ‘Truffled A38’ & more

It’s a feat of engineering for some, a source of frustration for others…but for an award-winning chef Spaghetti Junction is a veritable feast on a plate, observes the UK Government, in an initiative linked to the Year of Engineering! Contains … Continue reading

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