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Communications officer Felicity enjoys the illusions of a historically-informed 21st century theatre.



Mary, Ethel and Violet Pinwill were three extraordinary women who worked as professional woodcarvers in Ermington and then Plymouth, Devon, from about 1889. Author Helen Wilson introduces the work of this family of craft pioneers.


We are absolutely delighted that the SPAB is one of the 476 heritage organisations who will share £44M from the the Culture Recovery Fund.  


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. 


Just outside Halesworth in Suffolk, stands what could be mistaken for a farmhouse but which became a secret meeting house for ‘independents'.


SPAB member Patrick Stow introduces his new series of books drawing from his careeer as a conservation engineer. Here he explains why he became fascinated by this work and what has prompted him to write.


Recently, the 12th-century alabaster arch to St Mary’s, Tutbury, Staffordshire was cleaned.


In anticipation of what would have been our founder William Morris' 187th birthday, Helen Elletson, curator at the William Morris Society, writes of the life at his home in Hammersmith, London.


SPAB member Chris Wood remembers well-known mason Colin Burns.


This 'at risk' early-17th century farmhouse in a suburb of Gloucester has been empty for some time. Our Buildings at Risk Officer, Laura Polglase investigates.