Thursday, 12 February 2009

SAVING Britain's Heritage

Today's blog is news from SAVE Britain's Heritage:

A reminder that the SAVE exhibition

TRIUMPH,DISASTER AND DECAY: The SAVE survey of Liverpool's Heritage

begins on 16th February and continues until 6th March at the Milkandsugar Gallery, Liverpool.

I posted the Press Release last month in this post:

For more details and the moving picture show see the SAVE website

More about that next week.

The book to accompany the exhibition is now available, that's the cover in the pic above:

"Published to accompany the 2009 exhibition, this catalogue edited by the curator, Robert Hradsky, offers a great read for those interested in architecture, conservation and Liverpool. The report shines the spotlight on fine buildings suffering from long-term neglect and tackles issues such as new development in the World Heritage Site and mass clearance in the suburbs under Pathfinder.Essays written by a variety of authors focus on different aspects of Liverpool's heritage both past and present. The publication also features a gazetteer of buildings at risk in Liverpool.A fantastic selection of photographs accompanies the text; some have re-emerged from archives whilst others have been specially commissioned for our 2009 exhibition.

The catalogue is priced at £12.50 including post and packaging (£10 for Friends). To order your copy you can click here to download the publication order form. Alternatively you can call the SAVE office."


Another piece of news from SAVE is something close to my heart: the proposed DEMOLITION of a historic and architecturally interesting PUB in Cardiff, The Vulcan.

Again, the picture show is here:

"The Vulcan Hotel, Adam Street occupies a vulnerable position - in the area earmarked for the shopping and residential development called St David's 2 in Cardiff. For years the land around the pub in Cardiff has been gradually cleared leaving the Vulcan more and more isolated. Under the current plans for the area, the building is due to be demolished in June this year, with parking space its possible end use!

The original building was constructed in 1853 but the pub was given an overhaul in 1914 by Veall, a well-reputed architect from Cardiff. This saw the building donned in fabulous green and brown glazed ceramic tiles on the exterior with further decorative tile work inside extending as far as the gentlemen's toilets!

SAVE Britain's Heritage believes that this building is a wonderful addition to the character of the city and could be integrated into the development scheme. Its loss will be totally unnecessary and extremely disappointing to all parties involved."


Sign the online petition:

Write to the Heritage Minister, Alun Ffred Jones:

There's more information here:


Also - see comments:

Join the Save the Vulcan campaign on Facebook. Click


Anonymous said...

Join the Save the Vulcan campaign on Facebook. Click

Nemesis said...

Thanks! I've posted that as a live link above.