Free talk: Repairing Georgian and Victorian Brickwork

Interested in or responsible for the care and maintenance of pre-1920s properties? Join architectural buildings conservator Charlie Slade as he shares his insights into the repair of historic brickwork at an online talk on Tuesday, 15 February 2022.

Wisbech High Street

Georgian brickwork

'Georgian & Victorian Brickwork' is the next talk to be organised by experts Lincoln Conservation, in partnership with Fenland District Council, as part of the Wisbech High Street Project activities programme.

Register now to join the free talk, which is being held online via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 15 February, at 6pm.
Charlie Slade has worked as a building conservator on historic properties for 25 years, restoring a range of properties from church buildings and cottages to the British Museum, Highcliffe Castle and Hampton Court Palace.

He has also taught and demonstrated historic building crafts since 2006, holding a range of public events and workshops across the country.

"I enjoy sharing my passion for buildings and experiences with people through the workshops I have developed to show how these buildings were made," said Charlie. "My demonstrations allow children and adults to get involved while learning about building methods. Many members of the public enjoy asking me questions about their own houses or local churches and often share their own experiences as retired or working craftsmen."

The 'Georgian & Victorian Brickwork' talk will be an illustrated discussion about traditional brick buildings and the detrimental impact of the use of modern cements on historic properties. It includes a brief look at the preparation and use of traditional lime pointing mortars and the effect of colourants and local sands on the appearance of brickwork. It will be of interest to anyone responsible for the care and maintenance of pre-1920s properties and includes a recommended reading list.

The talk is completely free to join thanks to the Wisbech High Street Project, which is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund's Townscape Heritage scheme.

Book your free place

The talk will be held online via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 15 February, at 6pm.

To book, email Fenland District Council's Creativity & Culture Development Officer, Jaime-Lea Taylor, on jtaylor@fenland.gov.uk. You will then be added to the list of participants and sent joining instructions via email. For more information on the Wisbech High Street Project, visit the project website.

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