We thought that this would be of interest to our viewers who do not necessarily have access to the ICON magazine. This is an article in the current issue 51. These pages have often sung the praises of the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) and its mammoth undertaking of recording all the oil paintings in public ownership (see www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/). Now the PCF is turning its attention to sculpture and has just signed a partnership agreement .
We thought we would have a bit of fun and plot some of the projects that Michael Sheppard and Inspire Conservation have completed projects over the last eight years and it turns out that it covers quite a distance…
We are proud to announce that Inspire Conservation have won an Oxford Preservation Trust award for our work at Magdalen College, Oxford last year. We were encouraged by the local authority conservation officer to submit our project which was short listed from various projects that were put forward. Out of the 16 nominated projects in the building conservation category we were one of only three projects to receive an award for our outstanding contribution .
Have a look at the English Heritage conservation bulletin which focuses on the centennial of the first world war and all things war memorial related. A good read and one that it obviously very current. Enjoy! http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/conservation-bulletin-71
Inspire Conservation clean and conserve numerous war memorials nationwide and this example proves how far we work for these important structures. We realise the importance of these monuments to the local communities and will go the extra mile to ensure that they are sensitively and effective conserved, especially in time for Armistice day. Our offices in Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire help us serve the whole of the UK for our monument and statue conservation .
Inspire Conservations very own Michael Sheppard has been part of the Britain’s Empty Homes programme on BBC1 today showing his family home and soon to be Lincoln office as an example of a full redevelopment of an empty building. The show can be seen in the clip below: http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b03gltdq/ Chapel House is a former Baptist chapel which has stood empty for a number of years and is adjoined to another house which will .
If you are a custodian of a war memorial or have one in your village or town which requires attention before the centennial event on the 4th August 2014 then you may require funding for the work. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) offer funding for the restoration and repair of World War One memorials, monuments and other artefacts for the centennial. The details can be found here on the HLF site with various options. .
Inspire Conservation was approached by Milton Keynes Council to restore the last remaining relic for the London and North Western Railway link between Newport Pagnell and Wolverton in Buckinghamshire. This line was well utilised from its inception for the boat manufacturers and train labour in Wolverton but was closed in the 1960’s. Wolverton in Milton Keynes was the first town built exclusively for the railway industry. The railway line is now a walking trail and .