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Colourful buildings in Caernarfon

Visitor’s Guide to Caernarfon

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This year’s Heritage Trust Network conference is in the stunning setting of Caernarfon, with its vibrant historic town centre and castle. Have a read of our guide to the town to help with the planning of your trip! Book your tickets to conference now for our early bird rate!  Download a…

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Exterior of the Grade II* Listed Camellia House at Wentworth Woodhouse with lawns in the foreground and trees to the rear.

Protecting rare blooms a vital task for heritage specialists transforming Wentworth Woodhouse’s Grade II* Camellia House: Year-long £5m project will create a stunning tea house and 22 jobs

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The transformation of Wentworth Woodhouse’s historic Camellia House from derelict wreck to destination tea house begins next month, with award-winning heritage specialists at the helm. The Grade II* building, which houses some of the oldest camellias in the Western world, is currently a roofless shell on the Heritage at Risk…

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Photo of post-medieval farm complex

Excavations at Lower Farington Hall

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Between September and November 2021 Ollie Cook and his team undertook an excavation at Lower Farington Hall, near Leyland in Lancashire. A desk-based assessment identified that the remains of a medieval moated manor house – possibly established in the 11th century – may exist on the site. An evaluation of…

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Historic England awards an Everyday Heritage grant to highlight Great Yarmouth’s migrant communities 

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Funding has been awarded to a heritage project in Great Yarmouth which highlights the history of the town’s working-class migrant communities as part of Historic England’s ‘Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class History.’ The new grant scheme was launched by Historic England earlier this year to support community-led projects and…

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Launch party for WMHBT's buildings at risk project. 4th August 2022. 7pm. The Old Library, Zellig, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B9 4AA.

Buildings at Risk project with WMHBT

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The West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust (WMHBT), working in close collaboration with WBPT* in Worcestershire and CoWRBPT** in Wolverhampton are proud to launch their Buildings at Risk (BaR) Project. They will be hosting a free launch event on the 4th of August at 7pm at The Old Library, Gibb Street, Digbeth,…

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Imperial War Museums 14-18-Now WW1 Centenary Art Commissions

IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund Partnership Opportunity

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Interested in working in partnership with Imperial War Museums (IWM) on a new art commission that explores the impacts of conflict from the First World War to present day? The IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund is a national programme of 22 fully-funded, artist commissions, made possible thanks to the success…

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Sam Peacock, in high vis and a hard hat, works on a stone angel.

Conservation team builds with new stone mason

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Fully qualified stonemason, Samantha Peacock, is HTN partner member Cliveden Conservation’s newest member of the conservation team. She will be joining the Bath Workshop, managed by Tom Flemons, working on projects primarily but not solely within the southwest of England. Samantha has spent 14 years working within the heritage construction…

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Sonder Productions filming on location at the Rockingham Arms, Wentworth. Actors stand in a light at the back of the room and the foreground features a desk with IT equipment.

Wentworth Woodhouse becomes ‘palace of creativity’

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For two nights this month, (June 21-22), Rotherham’s stately home Wentworth Woodhouse is set to become the House Of Future Creatives. The grand rooms where the rich and famous once lived and partied are being transformed into an intriguing and immersive ‘palace of creativity.’ Talented types interested in creative careers,…

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Wide angle shot of the Piece Hall

HTN Partner Member in the Spotlight

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Our latest Partner Member in the Spotlight is LDN Architects.  LDN Architects is a 40-strong architectural practice founded 65 years ago, best known for its award-winning approach to conservation complemented with creative contemporary design. They have offices in Edinburgh and Forres and work across the UK. They work with a…

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