Metalwork Tour and Workshop with
An enthusiatic group of members and friends visited the metal working workshop in Summer 2018. David’s passion for his craft made for an entertaining as well as an informative trip. We made the most of the excellent local pub for a sunny alfresco lunch.
Heritage Fair Southwell Minster
in May 2012 and again on Saturday 16th September of the Trust’s 50th year (2017) we organised a first and then second Heritage Craft Fair.
Craftsmen and women converged on Southwell Minster to display their skills and promote the use of traditional building and craftwork methods. Ironwork, stonemasonry, stained glass, lead roofing, sign writing, timber and plaster conservation, calligraphy, book binding, church textiiles, mediaeval tile making, organ-making were just some of the skills being highlighted and demonstrated.
Despite the last-minute withdrawl by main sponsor Carl Edwards of the CEL Group in 2017, the event has attracted exhibitors who work to preserve all types of historic building from the modest pinfold to the grandeur of the Minster itself. All share a passion for traditional craftsmanship and the use of authentic materials.
Building owners, contractors and the general public found much to fascinate them, with help and advice freely available from experts.