Gloucester City Council is offering a free workshop to property owners and anyone interested in the conservation of historic ironwork.

The event will takes place on Thursday 17th March at Blackfriars Priory, Ladybellgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2HN and will begin at 10am.

The workshop, part of the Southgate Street Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), is funded through the heritage lottery fund and the city council.

The £1.2 million scheme is two years in to a five year programme, and is designed to regenerate the area and improve older properties in one of the key gateways to the city.

The workshop will look at conservation principles set out by the national heritage ironwork group, as well as a practical session with examples of ironwork and how to approach the replacement of lost ironwork. There will also be a light lunch provided.

The workshop will be led by Geoff Wallis, who runs a consultancy specialising in the restoration of historic machinery and metal structures.


Cllr Paul James, leader of the city council, said: “The Townscape Heritage Initiative will improve the appearance and condition of many of our older buildings.

“Decorative ironwork, such as railings, porches or balconies adds a great deal of interest to our historic buildings. It is important that we know how to look after these features and how to go about replacing them if they have been lost”.

To book a place at this free workshop, email your name, organisation, address and contact details to:> or phone 01452 396344.

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