Residents are being urged to drop in and see a special exhibition that celebrates the success of the Long Eaton Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) over the last five years. The exhibition will feature the work undertaken to repair and conserve some of the town’s most historic buildings.
The fascinating three-day exhibition opens in the empty shop unit at 44 Market Place (next to the Wimpy restaurant) on Monday 11 November.
The display has been organised to celebrate the end of the THI programme this month and will be open between 10am - 4pm from Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 November. The town centre unit has been provided for the ‘pop up’ exhibition courtesy of London and Cambridge Properties.
Key features of the exhibition are:
- Residents can vote for what they think is the ‘Most Improved Property’ after viewing before and after photographs of the buildings and conservation projects that have received THI funding. The winner of the public vote will be announced at a reception evening later in the week.
- A display of some of the work produced by more than 600 local schoolchildren that have taken part in Schools Heritage Days as part of the THI project over the last five years.
- Free copies of the new self-guided Long Eaton THI walk booklet around the town centre and lace factory conservation areas.
Property owners are also invited to a free Maintenance Workshop Day at the Market Place unit on Thursday 14 November. The drop-in event will be led by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and will offer advice, practical tips, networking opportunities and a suggested ‘maintenance calendar’ to help protect the buildings in the future.
The Townscape Heritage Initiative is a national grant programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Its objective is to support schemes that aim to regenerate historic environments in urban areas across the country.