The Historic England Angel Awards, founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and are co-funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, celebrate the efforts of people taking action to champion their local heritage, while for the 2018 Awards there are 15 finalists in the Historic England Angel.
Historic England writes:
The winners will be announced and presented with their awards at a glittering ceremony at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre on 27 November 2018. Vote for the Historic England Angel Awards 2018. While the five category winners will be decided by a panel of expert judges, each project is now seeking the public’s support to win a further award. All the shortlisted projects are in the running for the Historic England Followers’ Favourite award chosen solely by you.
Best Rescue of a Historic Building or Place (under £5 million)
This award is sponsored by Keymer. This award recognises volunteers and professionals, individuals and groups who have rescued a historic building, place, landscape or site. This category includes locally and nationally listed buildings, but the age or type of building does not matter as long as it is a historic building that appears on a recognised heritage register. The finalists of the 2018 award in this category are
- The Florence Institute in Liverpool,
- Wilton’s Music Hall in London, and
- The Beonna at All Saints Benington in Lincolnshire.
Best Major Regeneration of a Historic Building or Place
This award is sponsored by Selectaglaze. It recognises projects that have seen large scale investment, probably in excess of £5 million pounds, put into saving, rescuing or regenerating a building or place. The finalists of the 2018 award in this category are
- The Temperate House at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew,
- The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent, and
- The Cromford Mills Creative Cluster and World Heritage Site Gateway Project in Derbyshire.
Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People.
This award recognises the contribution to heritage projects by young people up to the age of 25. The award can be for individuals or groups and can include University students and young apprentices. The finalists of the 2018 award in this category are
- Playground Protesters! Raising the profile of the Suffrage Movement in Manchester,
- The Young Person International Training Project by the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust, and
- Celebrating 200 Years of the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.
Best Craftsperson or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project
This award recognises a craftsperson or apprentice who has demonstrated craft skills that have been key in repairing or rescuing a historic site. This award is sponsored by Ecclesiastical. It recognises a volunteer or professional individual who has demonstrated the application of craft skills that have been key in repairing or rescuing a historic site. The finalists of the 2018 award in this category are
- The Bulmer Brick and Tile Company for the craft of traditional brick making in Suffolk,
- Reuben Marsh for his restoration of the WWI Memorial East Window at St Pol de Léon Church in Cornwall, and
- the Allen Smelt Mill volunteers in Northumberland.
Vote for your favourite project. While the winner for this category will be decided by a panel of expert judges, each project is now seeking the public’s support to win a further award. All the shortlisted projects are in the running for the Historic England Followers’ Favourite award chosen solely by you. Vote now and choose your favourite project from the 15 finalists.
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