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Workshop will talk about how to look after your old or listed property in the Wisbech area

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Do you own live in or work with an old or listed property in Wisbech or the surrounding area?

A workshop will be showing people who own or live in a listed building how to look after it. (3295525)
A workshop will be showing people who own or live in a listed building how to look after it. (3295525)

Want to learn how to help look after it and preserve its heritage? Then register now for a free conservation workshop being held in the town next month.

The first in series of annual workshops for owners and occupiers of old or listed buildings is being held at Octavia View in South Brink on Saturday, August 25, from 10am to 4.30pm.

The workshops form part of the Wisbech High Street Project, which is being delivered by Fenland District Council and a host of community representatives with a £1.9 million National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Historic building specialists will be invited to talk at the events, giving advice on a range of topics including windows, damp, brickwork repair, roof maintenance, chimneys, plaster and drainage.

The first workshop will feature two talks from leading architectural conservationist Dr David Watt, from listed building and heritage property specialists Hutton+Rostron. He will be discussing how to deal with damp and timber decay, before attendees are invited on a walk around the town to look at some of the issues raised.

Places are limited so booking is essential - to book, contact Taleyna Fletcher, the council’s townscape heritage officer, on 01354 622210 or email: tfletcher@fenland.gov.uk. Tea and coffee will be provided and lunch can be ordered in advance.

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