Published June 1, 2022 at 8:26
The Haslingden Big Lamp National Lottery Heritage Fund project and Rossendale Council in partnership with Sympathetic Works are offering a free three-day training programme on traditional building skills at Burnley College.
The course which runs from the 8 –10 June is made possible thanks to money raised by lottery players and the National Heritage Lottery Fund.
The training programme will be delivered by Sympathetic Works, a consultancy who provide training in heritage and traditional buildings. The three-day programme will provide training on traditional building skills such as decorative plastering, plus lime pointing and plastering and will allow participants to gain real hands-on practical experience.
Councillor Adrian Lythgoe Chair of the Haslingden Strategic Board said: “We have some fantastic heritage buildings in Haslingden and it’s important that the skills needed to keep then looking good are passed on. This short course is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to learn new skills – from those wanting to have a go before embarking on their own project to young people and retirees looking for something a bit different and fun.”
David Rothwell, a third generation Haslingden resident added: “Historic buildings are all around us, especially in Rossendale, and this a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about historic buildings and to appreciate the unique value they add to our townscape.”
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Since The National Lottery began in 1994, National Lottery players have raised over £43 billion for projects and more than 635,000 grants have been awarded across the UK. More than £30 million raised each week goes to good causes across the UK.