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The future is bright

Our team of skilled craftsmen have been working hard over the last five months to repair and rescue the unique Grade II listed Tithe Barn, in Landbeach. Less than a year ago the Tithe Barn’s future was uncertain and if the funds weren’t raised the historic timber frame building was in danger of collapsing and being lost forever. The Tithe Barn’s leaking roof was covered in a tarpaulin and it was in real need of some TLC.

We are over the moon that the repairs are now complete. Thanks to our thatcher Jeff Helme and his team the roof has been rethatched, keeping as much of the historic fabric as possible, and now looks fabulous. Our team of carpenters and brick layers from F.A. Valiant & Son, building restoration specialists, have worked tirelessly. The final sympathetic repairs have now been undertaken to the doors and brick threshing floor.

Gemma O’Shea, Chair of Trustees of the Tithe Barn Trust says “Of course, none of this would have been possible without the support from the wonderful public, as well as the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Amey Community Fund, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the October Fund. We are truly grateful and can’t wait for everyone to see the finished result at our next events.”

We are holding new events at the Tithe Barn this year, all made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. On Saturday 28th March 9.30am-12.30 ‘Histon Country pop-up market’ will have handmade food and gifts on offer by local producers, at the Tithe Barn. Then on Saturday 4th April 11am-4pm we’ll be holding our first ever Art Exhibition at the Barn. Local artist Maureen Mace will be exhibiting alongside local artists from the Cambridge Drawing Society and Rowan, a Cambridge based charity and arts centre for adults with learning disabilities. Entry to these events is free. Visit https://tithebarntrust.org.uk/learning/2020-events/ and pencil the dates in your diary for all our events this year.

Have you met our carpenter & Thatcher yet?

The urgent repair works to the unique Grade II listed Tithe Barn, in Landbeach, are cracking on. Visitors to the Tithe Barn this autumn relished the opportunity to meet our skilled craftsmen working on the restoration works. Through FREE talks and demos by our Carpenter and Thatcher, visitors were able to learn about how we are sensitively repairing and restoring the timber frame, thatched Tithe Barn. Visitor feedback included “It was great to be allowed to climb up on the scaffold to get so close to the old thatch and appreciate the work the thatcher has to do”, “A true craftsman and very informative” and “A privilege to have had this opportunity”.

We have released a final further two ‘Meet the Thatcher’ and ‘Meet the Carpenter’ FREE event dates this January.

Booking is essential, so click the link below and book your FREE tickets today
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/tithe-barn-trust-27492103979

We want your feedback

We are interested in finding out how much people know about the Tithe Barn, so we have created a short online survey for you to fill in. All your answers are anonymous and confidential, but your feedback will help shape the future of the Tithe Barn.

It should take no more than 10 minutes of your time, so please help us by clicking the link below –
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JFWFPCQ