Inspired by the first talk of our spring lecture series on John Ruskin and his support of craftmanship, here we explore Ruskin's skill as a draughtsman and teacher of drawing.
As our new Scholars prepare for their year of conservation discoveries, we look to a valued past Scholar. In June 2018 local Scholar Peter Carey (1977) showed us behind the scenes of the redevelopment of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre, a building that he had been passionate about for decades.
We explored our archive for records of the SPAB's activity on Valentine's day. In 1895 founding committee members were discussing repairs to Eckington bridge in Worcestershire.
An annual celebration of our milling heritage organised by the Mills Section will focus on the way that mills have been recorded in pictorial form. During the weekend hundreds of mills across the country – including some not normally open to the public – will be throwing open their doors and taking part.
To the lovers of ancient buildings it is the ‘feel’ of a building that makes them ‘great’. For SPAB member Allan Ockenden nowhere fits this bill better than the tiny medieval chapel at Yatton, tucked away in a corner of the Herefordshire countryside.