Mon 14 Nov, 2016
Limekilns Primary School Visit
Just before the half term, a group of P6 school children from our local Limekilns Primary with their Head Teacher, Anne Marsh spent a day at Charlestown Workshops, learning all about building materials –different types of stone used in buildings and roof coverings like slate and pantile. Then the group ...
Thu 19 May, 2016
Training for Northern Ireland’s Historic Environment Division - May 2016
Last week saw our busy trainers head over the water to deliver four day’s of practical ‘hands-on’ training for the professional staff of Northern Ireland’s Historic Environment Division, Department for Communities, at their depot in Co. Armagh, fabulously resourced with stone walls and structures for practising all manner of conservation ...
Thu 31 Mar, 2016
New! For 2016
Come join us at Charlestown Workshops to learn new innovative techniques for masonry repairs, using plastic construction pieces. These new techniques are fully reversible and brightly coloured making for a very ‘honest’ repair and are easy to effect as ‘child’s play’. Start raiding your children’s building bricks collection now… Note: ...
Wed 03 Feb, 2016
Our HES (Historic Environment Scotland) Intern Anne Schmidt
Our HES (Historic Environment Scotland) Intern Anne Schmidt has been with us now just over three months working on our Historic Mortars Database. Anne is working at entering every sample we have analysed at SLCT from the very beginning in 1994 – 22 years’ worth of samples! This mammoth task ...