A most informative and interesting talk from tza member Mark Ellis entitled ‘Old Buildings and the Environment, was received by an attentive audience.
Mark showed slides of buildings looked after and preserved for the nation by English Heritage. We were asked if we could name the building before he disclosed it, and most were identified. This is hardly surprising when you remember that we are a conservation minded organisation. This may belie the belief that when you have seen one ruin, you have seen them all.
We have a much better understanding of the role of the English Heritage and how important it is that our national heritage must be preserved. Thank you Mark for a lovely afternoon.
The meeting closed with a short discussion of the ideas for the proposed Mary Brancker Memorial Lecture. This will be held during August 2014, when Mary would have celebrated her 100th birthday.