The Managing a Masterpiece project has recently (17th to 19th August 2011) put on another course in timber frame repair at Lower Dairy Farm in Nayland. With £11,000 of Heritage Lottery Fund funding for this project, we have the ability to put on five courses in traditional building skills for people who live or work in the Stour valley.
The course was run by Katie Seabright and the Essex County Council Historic Building & Conservation team from Colchester. You can find out more about the courses run by the Building and Conservation team on their website.
We were really please with the course being fully booked and ten people turning our for the course. Although it is always hard for us when we have only a few places on a course and could fill them many times over.
Everyone who took part in the course gave very positive feedback the course and how it had been run. People felt the informal and friendly teaching methods worked really well. They were also very positive about our tutors, how informed and skilled they were.
We would like to thank Lower Dairy Farm in Nayland for allowing the course to take place on there farm. Courses like these always need a venue which is appropriate to the training. We would also like to thank Katie and the Essex County Council Historic Building & Conservation team. And of course a big thank you to everyone who came along and took part.
If you are interested in further courses keep an eye on our event pages as we still have a couple more planned and will put them on the website as soon as they are arranged. Alternatively you can take a look at the Essex County Council Historic Building website for traditional building courses.