Free Conservation Workshops "How to Look After Your Old Building"

Philip Gaches demonstrating decorative plastering skills
Taleyna Fletcher
Historic Buildings Workshop
Taleyna Fletcher

Providing Free Workshops for residents to learn more about the problems encountered when living or working in an old building

We are planning to run a series of annual Workshops for owners, occupiers of old or listed buildings where people can come along and learn from historic building specialists on topics such as windows, damp, brickwork repair, roof maintenance, chimneys, plaster and drainage.

The event is being organised by the High Street Project with support from FDC Conservation Officers and a representative from the Wisbech Society, Aldo Ierubino. You can read Aldo’s Blog about his involvement.

To accompany this Activity the project has produced a practical guide to maintaining older properties along with guidance for owners of listed buildings and buildings in conservation areas. The booklet called “Love it or Lose It” can be downloaded from the Downloads and Resources page

The first workshop was on Saturday 25th August 2018 at Octavia View. Read about the event here.

The second workshop was on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at Octavia Hill Birthplace Museum. Read about the event here.

Our next event is planned for Saturday 2nd November 2019 to be held at the renovated chapel at Wisbech General Cemetery. Kathryn Moore, Heritage at Risk Officer from Heritage Lincolnshire will be delivering a FREE workshop to help owners or occupiers of old buildings learn how to spot potential problems and how best to avoid them, treat them or how seek the right professional help. Places are limited and booking is essential. The workshop will run from 10am-4pm and plenty of tea and cake will be provided, Please contact Matt Wright on 01354 622210 or email to book a place.

If you have any suggestions for our next workshop, contact Matt – or call 01354 622210







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