TALKS & VISIT DATES

The GBRG is proud to present our 2nd Mini-conference:

UNDERSTANDING HISTORIC BUILDINGS on Sat 12th May

Four lectures:

10.00-10.45 Cruck Construction: Distribution and Dating by Dr. Nat Alcock (University of Warwick)

11.15-12.00 Spolia Britannica: The historical use of salvaged building materials in Britain by Michael Heaton (Archaeologist and Building Historian)

1.00-1.45 Differences in timber-framing between two counties by Duncan James (Insight – Historic Buildings Research)

2.15-3.00 Saddles and Skew Pegs: The Construction of Cruck Buildings by Dr. Nat Alcock

VENUE: Porch House, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Glou, BS35 1HA. Bar & tea/coffee available. Tickets Cost £6 (or £3 to GBRG members). Doors open 9.30am.

Tickets are available from:

a) Porch House, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Glou, BS35 1HA

b) or by post from the GBRG at Oakraven, Jubilee Rd, Mitcheldean, GL17 0EE (Cheques payable to the GBRG)

5th APRIL 2018: Reading a Timber Framed Building Tour – With Dr Andy Moir

Location: Life Museum, Westgate Street, Gloucester. Tours start at 3pm

Using the Life Museum as an example, Dr Andy Moir’s tour will help you develop general skills in reading and dating timber framed building that can be applied to any timber framed buildings you visit. A fantastic opportunity to learn more about English wooden architecture and the structure of our Museum building.

General museum admission applies. Tickets available online or from the museum itself. Accompanied children are most welcome.

Next dates for tour will be: 7th JUNE 2018

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