HES Update March 2019

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During March we ran the Heritage course "Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Pre-1919 buildings" for our HES trainees, which was a great insight into the historic built environment. Especially beneficial for our trainees as our trainer Richard Jordan provided his perspective as a Roofing expert within the heritage sector; a complementry craft to our current cohort of trainees. The course included a visit to the roof of Lincoln Castle's Victorian Prison as well as a demonstration of how traditional roofers eschewed the need for measuring tape by using unique measuring sticks. The course also provided the trainees with the oportunities to ask each other questions about their different historic environment skills and the professionals who joined us on the second day some questions about the sector, conservation ideaology and approaches.  All the trainees passed the course on the first attempt with very high marks all around - well done to all!   

We're also pleased to report that our trainees have had some recognition in the last few months with two trainees receiving awards from York College (more on this after the award's evening later this year) and one gaining a place at a university to study Archaeology. 

If you are interested in what our Buildings Preservation Trust trainee has been up to then you can check out her blog entry reflecting back on her first 6 months.  Link here

We will soon be announcing the details of our next training placements, which are in the final stages of being confirmed. Opportunities that may be on offer to start in the summer are in areas such as roofing, slate making, archaeology, plastering and heritage joinery so please get in touch if you would like to hear more about these!

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