Mildred Cookson, Chairman of the SPAB
Mills Section, says: "The weekend is a wonderful family event - an opportunity for everyone to explore their local windmill or watermill, to learn about our rich milling heritage and its place in our landscape.
John Holmes, head of property at Durham Cathedral, said: "We are delighted to be welcoming the SPAB
scholars to Durham Cathedral as part of their training programme.
education officer Marianne Suhr carries out some basic home maintenance tasks and spokesman Loyd nGrossman, who is advising homeowners to remove plants from drainpipes and clear leaves to prevent blockages
But by following the SPAB
guidelines we simply got a metal plate and used it to hold the two pieces of the beam together.
Secretary Philip Venning is adamant about the need both to celebrate and be forward looking and stresses the importance of all relevant organisations working in partnership to ensure building protection.
12 I am very grateful for information supplied by Peter Cormack, Deputy Keeper of William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, and by Miss Cecily Greenhill, Archivist of the SPAB
is Britain's oldest heritage charity and National Gutters Day is an annual event that always marks the end of SPAB
's National Maintenance Week (November 22-29).
secretary Philip Venning said: ``Homeowners lack the confidence to get to grips with maintenance,according to MORI research.
Ricciotti's design revolves around the idea of making the new impinge as lightly as possible on the old, of creating something akin to a theatrical set; and to this end (rather in the SPAB
manner) he enlisted two artists, Elizabeth Cresseveur and Josep van Lieshout and architect, Francois Deslaugiers.
Ruskin was the intellectual inspiration for the SPAB
which was founded in 1877 by William Morris, the designer, writer and social reformer.
As Mike Parrett, the consultant building pathologist and SPAB
trustee, explains, "We can view all of the measurements taken by the system whenever we have access to the Internet.
In a poll carried out for the SPAB
by Ipsos Mori more than half of the homeowners surveyed (58%) believed that how well their property is maintained (for example, the gutters, brickwork, roof and damp prevention) is one of the most important factors in determining the value.