Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Event - Traditional crafts at Tuxford Windmill

Tradesmen and women skilled in traditional building crafts will be displaying their work live to the public on Saturday at the Tuxford Windmill from 10am until 3pm. 

Blacksmithing, stonemasonry, rubbed brickwork, timber hewing and stained glass are among the crafts that will be demonstrated in this rural Nottinghamshire town. Other less portable crafts like lead sheet manufacture will be presented using video displays.

Experienced historic building professionals will also be in attendance, and will be on hand to answer questions and give advice.

This is an opportunity for all to see these now rare occupations, and talk with people who are enthusiastic about their work and have found traditional skills to be both fulfilling and rewarding.

For those who need work doing on their own historic building, this is said to be an opportunity to connect with good quality tradesmen.

For those interested in making a career in the field, the East Midlands Heritage Skills Training Group will be present and able to advise on opportunities available.

If cylinder glass, lime mortar, plaster floors and linseed paint arouse curiosity, a visit to Tuxford Windmill is said to be a must.

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