Traditional Craft Skills Day - Wroxeter
Join us for a day of fascinating practical demonstrations - and have a go yourself!
Find out about the specialist conservation skills and repair techniques used to maintain the 350 churches cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust.
Practical demonstrations will focus on the repair techniques and traditional skills required to maintain St Andrew's Wroxeter and the rest our incredible estate. Skilled craftspeople will be on hand to explain and demonstrate their craft, and to highlight the importance of their particular skill in the on-going maintenance and repair of our historic churches.
The day is open to all who are interested in the practical skills involved in conservation. There will be the opportunity to have a go yourself, so come prepared to get your hands dirty! Subject areas that will be covered include:
- Stained and leaded glass repair with conservator Elizabeth Hippisley-Cox.
- Lime cycle, including slaking and application, with Nigel Copsey of Earth Stone & Lime Company and Associates.
- Historic building conservation with consultant Tim Ratcliffe.
- Timber framed construction with Simon Harper of the Shropshire Oak Carpentry Company.
- Church maintenance with Jamie McNamara, Estate Officer at The Churches Conservation Trust.
The skills demonstration day will run from 10.30am until 4.00pm, and you are welcome to stay all day or to drop in between those times. The day is free to attend, but booking is essential. To reserve your place, contact Jessica Robertson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 244 1689. Tea and coffee will be provided, but we ask that you bring your own packed lunch.