Winckley Square Heritage Workshops
Date Wednesday 27 September 2017 - Wednesday 11 October 2017
Time 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Location Preston Vocational Centre, St. Paul's Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1PX
Three easily digestible twilight sessions aimed at anyone with an interest in older Victorian or Georgian property. Each session will focus on a specific topic - Sash windows; stone and brickwork; and cast iron rainwater goods and railings.
Sessions will be held at Preston Vocational Centre where there is free on-site parking; tea and coffee will be available.
The sessions are free and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Cast Iron Products - Wednesday 27 September, 3.30pm-6.30pm
This session will talk about cast iron gutters and downspouts; how to repair and maintain them. Also included will be information about iron fencing, learning how to know your finials from your balusters and how to paint and repair ‘pre-war’ fencing.
Sash Window Maintenance - Wednesday 4 October, 3.30pm-6.30pm
This session includes understanding how sash windows are put together, free windows that are seized, replace sashes and balances. Included in this session is a walk round Winckley Square to look at examples of sash windows. Minibus transport will be provided as part of the course.
Stone and Brickwork - Wednesday 11 October, 3.30pm-6.30pm
This session includes how to clean stone without blasting it; using cement and lime mortar; and knowing how to repoint without damaging masonry.
Each session will allow you to sit back, enjoy a presentation then roll your sleeves up and get stuck in.
The workshops leaflet for all sessions is now available to download from this page.
Contact the organiser
Telephone: 01772 906586