THE SPAB MAGAZINE - SUMMER 2014

The SPAB has produced a magazine since 1980. It is issued four times a year to the SPAB's 9000 plus members, journalists and others in the building conservation sector. The magazine is highly regarded within the field of building conservation. It is also a popular choice for the advertisement of conservation services and materials, publications, events and jobs.

The magazine regularly features news about old buildings, details of the Society's casework, technical questions and answers, book reviews and the opinions of well known figures on old building issues. Features range from domestic building repair projects undertaken by  homeowners, to international stories about conservation issues, and articles about techniques of conservative repair.


In this edition of the SPAB Magazine

NEWS AND VIEWS
Events, Jamaica update, your letters and tweets,
Mills and meet our new Scholars and Fellows 5-22

CASEWORK
Reports on recent cases reviewed by the SPAB
25-33

ON SITE COVER STORY
Renewal of Old Warden’s Swiss Garden 36-41

DERRY / LONDONDERRY
Balancing heritage and progress 45-51

KENNETH CLARK
Conservation and civilisation 54-57

BATTLELINES
The SPAB’s role in the Stonehenge story 60-64

LEAD THEFT
Counting the cost in an Argyllshire church 66-69

IF WALLS HAD TEARS
The street memorials of St Albans 71-73

VIEWPOINT
The importance of accreditation 75-77

Kenneth Clark. Photo: Jane Clark, SaltwoodTECHNICAL Q&A
Old lime and clay plasterwork 78

VOLUNTEERS
How you can help the SPAB 79

BOOKS
The latest volumes reviewed 83-86

NATIONAL TREASURE
Wellington Arch, London 88

SPAB Magazine cover summer 2014. Cover picture: Detailof the porch of the Swiss cottage, at Old Warden in Bedfordshire. Photo: Stephanie Foote
Scholars and Fellows at SPAB HQ. From left: Dearbhail Keating, Eoin Madigan, Charlie Wellingham, Elgan Jones, Alex Gibbons and Tom Massey
The grotto and fernery prior to works
Derry/Londonderry teenager taking part in a traditional building skills workshop. Image by Martin McKeown
Stonehenge in the early 1900s showing the newly erected barbed wire fence.Picture: Matthew Slocombe


































 


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