Thursday, July 27, 2006


This is an image I took last year of the restoration of a historic Victorian Roof in Lancashire UK. The restoration of a historic building can add up to more than the sum of its parts. It can lead to an increase in local pride, providing a focus for the community. It can also provide the spark to regenerate the surrounding locale and therefore improve the economy of an area.

Here in the UK we have a TV programme called 'Restoration' which puts forward endangered buildings within communities for restoration. The buildings are voted for by the public and the winning building recieves grants to contribute towards its restoration. To some this may seem cruel, but this programme has raised the profile of many of the 'losing' buildings and of the historic environment in general.

You can view the most recent contenders for restoration here and find out more about the programme

Here is the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register

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