Monday 27th October, 5.30 p.m.
VENUE: Room PG20, Pemberton Bulding, Palace Green, Durham.

Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust

This talk will focus on the Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall in Newcastle upon Tyne, built by Lord Armstrong and gifted to the people of Newcastle in 1893. As a result of years of neglect, the building has lost its roof and is now classed as a controlled ruin. However, the Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust is working together with Newcastle City Council and a range of different funders to create a new future for the bulding.

Martin is the Trust Manager of the Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust. He defines himself project manager, fundraiser, administrator and bottle washer. Over the past 30 years this small local charity has rescued two of the most important houses in the region, Alderman Fenwick’s house and 28/30 The Close. Current main projects of the Trust include the restoration of Blackfell Hauler House, part of Bowes Railway, and a section of Dunston Staiths in the River Tyne.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Centre
Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at ‘’.
Would you also let Raffaella know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes.


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