- Emilia Hands, firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair
- Jonathan Clarke Branch Rep on Council
- Julia FosterSecretary
- Marian Miller (Also Communications and IT)Treasurer
- David BurkettOxfordshire Rep
- Sarah HomerHampshire Rep
- Nick TarrierBerks Rep
- Gill ButterBuckinghamshire Rep
- VacantChannel Islands Rep
- Clare VintAnnual School 2012 co-ordinator
-Alison DavidsonAnnual School Accounts Co-ordinator
- Nick Tarrier
South Branch Report 10th December 2009
The South Branch Conference and AGM finally happened on Friday 27th November. ‘New Light Though Old Windows’ at the Greyfriars Centre,
Reading, efficiently chaired by Sheila Stones, looked at the history of glass and windows in historic buildings. The day started with a fascinating double act from Charles Brooking and the joiner Stephen Bull, who, with the help of a wide range of historic props from Charles’ collection, took us through the development of leaded light windows, timber casements and the minutiae of sash window detail, from glazing bars to sash pulleys.
Jack Warshaw then looked at some of the alternatives to traditional windows and their pro’s and cons. After lunch, when there was an optional tour of St Mary’s Church Michael Brouns of Histoglass described the various tests which double glazed windows have to pass to comply with the British standard, some companies do not pass all and the seals leak. David Birkett then showed us some interesting examples of impact which the wrong windows can have on a building and Michael Ricketts finished up with the conservation Officers perspective.
The well attended AGM discussed the creation of new posts, a membership drive and the 2012 School. Emilia Hands has taken over as branch chair but the role has split so I will continue to attend Council meetings as the new post of Branch Rep on Council.
At our next branch committee meeting in January we shall plan the next events in more detail which are likely to include a Landmark Trust seminar, Churches conference and a visit to Stowe prior to the conversion of New Inn Farm to the new visitor centre.Traditional Windows in North Shropshire