CEO @heritage_ngos lover of aged things, mother. Trustee @theEES ✍️ @culture_baby, advisory @royalholloway @CanalRiverTrust @HistEnvForum, lectures @UniofOxford
Oct 23, 2022 • 62 tweets • 30 min read
Newspapers incorrectly reported that she had arrived but this was incorrect. Wichelo lost two sons and the sarcophagus was lost. The sarcophagus was insured by the British museum but the ship was not. Richard Wichelo lost everything. An irony that it was moved to ‘protect it’.
Its location is unknown. Weiss’s work was altogether destructive to the Giza plateau - but he didn’t operate a lone. A lot of agents operating with various political and economic motivations. @N_Nielsen4#onwardsupwards2022
Really interesting day with @CanalRiverTrust Cultural Heritage Advisory Group at the Anderton Boat lift - a site of world significance for canal engineering. Initially hydraulic then electrically powered, the lift connected a canal & river - cutting significant time for journeys.
Interesting fact of the day - Citroen patented the grip on these giant cogs at the top of the lift & later used the shape of the innovative grip on his cars. @CanalRiverTrust
Good to join the @fmbuilders tonight at their @UKHouseofLords reception. We’ve worked with them in recent years on the important #CutTheVAT campaign for repair & maintenance. Today the focus is also on climate change & tackling rising costs whilst encouraging sensitive retrofit.
A renewed call tonight from @fmbuilders for cutting the VAT on repair, maintenance & retrofit; a licensing scheme for builders to ensure competence & a national retrofit strategy.
Aug 23, 2022 • 30 tweets • 26 min read
This is Blackwell near Bowness, probably the most beautiful house in the world. Designed by MacKay Hugh Baillie Scott it’s a Grade I listed building & one of the UK’s finest examples of Arts & Crafts architecture @lakelandarts - come & see inside…(thread)
First up, how beautiful is this leaflet/map of the rooms?
Aug 18, 2022 • 11 tweets • 10 min read
The 19thC Ferry Mary Anne - the last surviving rowed Windermere ferry built before the steam powered chain ferry introduced in 1870. One of the large rowed Windermere ferries that had huge oars known as sweeps and a movable ramp. It sank off Belle Isle after WW2 @windermerejetty
Some great collections at @windermerejetty
Aug 10, 2022 • 22 tweets • 21 min read
Today in the @Heritage_NGOs#SouthernProgress I visited @bluebellrailway along with @HRA_UK colleagues to talk about all things steam. Such an insight into a fascinating & complex site focused both on visitors and preservation. 2nd largest landowners in Sussex. Come for a look 👇
There are 4 stations each along the stretch of the @bluebellrailway (each set up for a different era) - first station to be preserved is Sheffield Park. This is 1880s & houses some great things to see. This station was also featured in Box of Delights. Still has gas lights!
I’ve just left the incredible, bustling & unique Georgian @ThePieceHall where I’ve had the privilege of spending the day. Thanks to Steve for the fascinating tour & @NickyChanThomDL & @gary_rae for a great lunch meeting. Here’s a tour… #NorthernProgress
The Grade I listed @PieceHall, Halifax is the only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world, the sole survivor of the great 18thC northern cloth halls, showing the importance of the trade in wool & hand woven textiles to the pre-industrial economy of West Yorkshire