The SPAB believes in equality and abhors racism. Some historic monuments were put up to celebrate those whose lives involved profit from inequality or slavery. We understand that these monuments carry deep and painful associations.
We strongly object to plans to substantially alter to the Grade II* listed Drakes Almshouses in Buckinghamshire. We are especially concerned about misguided proposals to address a damp problem, which we think are likely to cause further harm to these special 17th-century buildings.
The first John Betjeman Award in Ireland recognises sensitive external stonework conservation.