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A series of free online and practical training sessions, workshops and talks on heritage, traditional repairs and skills

The Wisbech High Street Project has commissioned Lincoln Conservation to provide community-based Heritage, Conservation, Repairs and Traditional Skills Training as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Townscape Heritage project.

This activity acknowledges a lack of formal heritage construction training in the east of England and seeks to address this by offering “taster sessions” open to everyone. The talks may inspire attendees go on to seek further training or help property owners interested in learning about the skills and techniques employed in the repair and maintenance of their own buildings.

Lincoln Conservation, working with heritage skills specialists across the country, will deliver talks and workshops on a wide range of topics based around built heritage. The list below are a few of the sessions on offer. Where available, click on the link to access the live recordings via our You Tube Channel:

  • Climate Change – Thursday 20th May, 12.30pm – Watch now on YouTube 
  • Architectural Stone Carving – Tuesday 8th June, 7pm – Watch now on YouTube
  • Pest Management in Historic Buildings Part 1 Thursday 8th July, 7pm – Watch now on YouTube
  • Pest Management in Historic Buildings Part 2: Thursday 15th July, 7pm – Watch now on You Tube
  • Paint and Wallpapers
  • Stonemasonry
  • Stained glass
  • Joinery
  • Bricks and tiles
  • Specialist decorating and gilding
  • Filmmaking
  • Digital heritage

Online talks will be via Microsoft Teams and once you have registered for a place you will be sent joining instructions. If you are unable to attend, al talks will be recorded and made available on the projects own YouTube channel..

These will take place roughly once a month between May 2021 and July 2022, initially online and later to be delivered in Wisbech, once it is safe to do so. Those local to Wisbech will be given priority where booking is required. The talks and workshops will be aimed at beginner level and all are free to attend, funded entirely by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Wisbech High Street project.

Lincoln Conservation is a conservation consultancy and practice specialising in decorative surfaces and digital heritage in the built environment. They also carry out object and easel painting conservation. Based at the University of Lincoln, they are dedicated to ensuring that training and education in the field of history and heritage can be accessed by a wide range of people at all levels.

The talks and workshops will be advertised here on our Website with details on how to book places and upcoming topics once the programme has been finalised. Please keep an eye on this page for further information as it appears or find us on Facebook by searching “Wisbech High Street Project”

Comments about this page

  • This is splendid, and especially for me as I am a stained glass worker and also a recently appointed Director of the Museum. Looking forward to developing my skills.

    By Paul McGregor (25/03/2021)

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