IHBC South East Branch Newsletter – April 2010
The South East branch is offering a bursary place for the Day School
of this year's IHBC Annual Conference. The Day School takes place on
Friday June 11th at the Royal College of Physicians, Regent's Park,
London. The cost of the day School is £140 - the successful applicant will
have to finance his or her own travel to London. The Bursary is open to
Students or members on limited incomes (unemployed or recently
redundant). If you are interested please email southeast@ihbc.org.uk
by 3rd May 2010 - a name will be drawn at random from a 'hat' on 4th
May. Good luck
A draft South East Branch Business Plan for
2010 to 2015 has been prepared and is available for
comment/amendment. The business plan is available as a Word document
from the South East branch page of the Institute web page. If you have
any comments about the plan then please email me at
southeast@ihbc.org.uk . The final version of the business plan will be
discussed and endorsed at the branch AGM in October.
The SPAB leaflet on Peg Tiles is available free to members of the branch.
Copies will be available at future branch events - the normal price is £4.
Future Events – details to follow
May – History of sash windows – with Charles Brooking at Cranleigh
Charles Brooking in full flow at a seminar in Reading
June/July – Historic pubs in Highgate and Hampstead – a tour with Sean
9 th June – Seminar –‘Conservation and Change in Planning’ organised by
Kent Conservation Officers and RIBA – at the Solomon Centre,
September – date to be agreed. ‘Hands on’ training about traditional
methods of construction with Paul Reed of Chalkdown Lime.
October – Annual day school on ‘Stones of the South East – their use and
repair’. The venue is likely to be in East Sussex. If you have a particular
knowledge or expertise of stonework and would like to give a presentation
at the conference then please let me know.
December – a Wassail tour of historic inns led by Sean Rix
The branch committee met in March and several ideas for future events
were discussed. These included:
A visit to the Watts gallery – Guildford
A study day at Canterbury Cathedral looking at the repair work
(stone, stained glass and lead roofing). This would be limited to 30
people and there would be a charge of about £30 -£40.
Long straw thatching – hands on day at Littlebourne barn (grade 1)
If you would be interested in any of the above events please email me by
23rd April. If enough people are interested in the cathedral study day a
date (probably a Friday) in June will be arranged.
David Kincaid
South East Branch Chair