Fire at Nottingham’s Cattle Market: More sad context in the host city for IHBC’s 2019 Annual School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience’

websiteA sad chime with the IHBC Annual School theme for 2019 of ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience; confronting conservation calamities’ came as fire recently broke out in the Cattle Market of its host city Nottingham.

IHBC’s National Office lead for the 2019 School, Fiona Newton, updates as follows:

Fire at Nottingham’s Cattle Market, which has a history on the same site since the 1880’s, has destroyed several buildings.  Luckily the surviving historic structures including the Victorian market offices by Nottingham architect Watson Fothergill and the Listed ornate cast iron gates and gate piers into the site, with their bulls heads looking out of the piers, seem not to have been damaged.

What would you do confronted by this type of fire and how do you prepare for calamity? IHBC’s Annual School in Nottingham in 2019 could provide some of the answers.  Make a note in your diary now and visit nottingham2019.ihbc.org.uk for further details.

For more background see the BBC News Report

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