BLF members and lime enthusiasts from across the world came together online and in person for this exciting one-day event, aired from Exeter Cathedral, on the theme of Looking Back, Looking Forward: learning from the past to inform the future
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BLF members hosted regional events to enable participants to join others to share lecture sessions, network and socialise, including off-line activities in the morning and evening.
Exeter (Principal Hub)
Morning tours of the Cathedral. A chance to see work-in-progress from the scaffolding. Workshop with demonstrations. Afternoon lectures streamed to a conference room. Evening meal at Exeter University (optional).
Morning tours (activities will differ according to hub). Afternoon lectures streamed to each hub. Evening meal (optional)
Hertford/Ware, Hertfordshire, hosted by Between Time,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, hosted by Cliveden Conservation,
Lymm Hall, Cheshire hosted by Ecospheric,
York, hosted by York Minster,
Peel, Isle of Man hosted by Manx National Heritage,
Kendal, Cumbria, hosted by Crosby Granger Architects,
Edinburgh, hosted by Simpson & Brown Architects,
Elgin, Moray, hosted by Masonry & Lime.
Tickets were available through Eventbrite.
Membership discount was open to members of the following organisations: IHBC, SPAB, ICON, Heritage Trust Network, Federation of Master Builders, Stone Federation, the Worshipful Company of Masons, any building apprentice and any student registered on course related to traditional skills, materials, design and/or heritage. Student or apprentice bursaries were available for those in training.
The 2022 Conference and Gathering is being held in Queen’s University, Belfast, 2- 4 September 2022, and is organised by the Building Limes Forum Ireland.
Members of the Building Limes Forum form a community of lime enthusiasts and practitioners, most of whom are producers, suppliers, specifiers or users of lime.