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1998 saw the Centenary of the Slaidburn Silver Band, a typical 'village band' based in the Hodder Valley in Lancashire. Like many voluntary organisations the Band has had its 'ups and downs' during the last 100 years, but thankfully has survived to be one of the few remaining bands in the area.
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Talk by Jane Entwistle BSc (Hons) CEng FIStructE MICE
CCS’s Bellmanpark Limekilns Project Group (BLPG) has worked closely with Hanson Management and co-ordinated a successful bid to Historic England which was confirmed in September 2018. Following a competitive tender exercise overseen by BLBG and Hanson, in February 2019 Conservation Engineers, Thomasson, were appointed by Hanson Cement, and with the assistance of the Major Grant from Historic England (HE). This to undertake urgent investigations and Repair works to the limekilns which are now on HE’s Buildings at Risk Register. The Scope of the work envisaged as set out in HE’s Grant Award is:
Rebuilding of collapsed sections of the internal kiln walls,
Removal of corroding cast iron collars at the kiln bases,
Propping of deformed brickwork in vaulting,
Repair to loose brickwork in tunnels.
Jane Entwistle is project leader for this work.
We are pleased to introduce Dr David Johnson, who will provide his talk, “A Landscape Archaeology of North Craven”, which will be supported by a number of illustrations. Details of which can be seen on the attached poster.
Please fell free to invite friends and family who are not members of the society to join us, by payment of the £3 entry fee. (See full details on the poster).
Best wishes to you all and looking forward to seeing you all on 12th April.