‘Perfectly Pitched’ Day at Cannon Bridge
In April this year, NHIG delivered a one-day seminar on the conservation of heritage ironwork to twenty Historic England staff in their new, beautifully modern National Headquarters in Cannon Bridge House overlooking the Thames. With a focus on gates and railings, lectures covered the making and shaping of iron, distinguishing different forms, corrosion, repair techniques, ethics, surface preparation and coatings. The opportunities and threats offered by 3-D printing were also discussed. A film on ironwork conservation provided the opportunity to observe theory in practice, and the day was rounded off with a tour of local ironwork. Delegates found the day to be incredibly useful and ‘perfectly pitched’.