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Sadberge Village Trail – a meeting next week

A meeting will be held next week at Sadberge Village Hall, at 7pm, next week on 3 March 2016 to discuss plans for a history trail through the village. Sadberge, near Darlington, is well known for its history including Cade’s Road (a Roman road) which runs through the area, as well as being the centre of a wapentake (an unusual land-holding) which for many years was not part of County Durham proper.

Proposals are being put forward to document its heritage on wooden boards along a special trail. Although Sadberge’s ancient history is fairly well documented, less is known about life in the village in the early 1900s and the organisers behind the trail are keen to receive items and information from residents that can be referred to on the history boards.

For further information, contact Millie Scaife on 01325-332020.

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Heritage at Risk: the Long Game

Durham World Heritage Site -Architecture and Conservation Series

The next lecture in this series will take place on Wednesday 18th November 2015, at 6.30pm.

Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham

Robin Dower: “Heritage at Risk: the Long Game”

Buildings and Sites are identified as Heritage at Risk because they have been underused and unvalued, perhaps for many years, and their management and maintenance has consequently been neglected. Decay has brought them to a state requiring a significant effort to rescue. This talk will illustrate case studies of Heritage at Risk sites of widely different cultural origins, the aim being to recognise their significance and to understand the causes of decay in order to develop an affordable conservation strategy for each building.

For 40 years Robin Dower has been a partner in a small architectural practice in the North East. He regards himself as a countryman, previously being a member of the Northumberland National Park Committee and Regional Council for Sport and Recreation in the 1970s and the Countryside Commission for England and Wales throughout the 1980s. He has been a member of the Newcastle Diocesan Advisory Committee since 1982 and is Chairman of Durham Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee and a member of the Cathedral’s Open Treasure Project Board. He talks occasionally of retirement but is not in a hurry to make such a move.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.

To register, contact Raffaella Aliprandi: raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk

 

 

Durham World Heritage Site Lecture Series 2015: Calendar

World Heritage Site Lecture Series 2015: Calendar

Please find attached the  calendar poster  for the World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series lectures for the remainder of 2015.

Further details for each lecture will be circulated near the time

Any queries can be sent to: raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk

Jarrow Lecture 2015: Bede and Architectural History

The 58th Jarrow Lecture will be on Bede and Architectural History, and will be given by Dr. Richard Gem. It will be given on Friday the 22nd of May 2015, at 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church.

Dr. Richard Gem is part of the British Archaeological Association. He joined in 1971. He served as Hon. Secretary from 1973 to 1975 (during which term he instituted the present series of medieval art and architecture conferences); he was President from 1983 to 1989.  He followed a career in heritage management, latterly as Secretary of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission, until his retirement.

At the same time he has pursued his ongoing academic research and publication in the field of European architecture from late Roman to Romanesque.

Everybody is welcome, just turn up.