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Your invitation

The Tithe Barn Trust would like to invite you to our FREE online Annual General Meeting. You can meet the Tithe Barn Trust volunteer team online and learn all about the Tithe Barn project.

Due to covid-19 guidance the Tithe Barn Trust is holding its AGM this year via Zoom. So we’ve set up a practice session for anyone who is new to zoom on 13th June, then our AGM will go ahead on 24th June.

We’d love for you to join us, so here are the details –

Practice zoom session
Saturday 13 June
via zoom
11am-11.30am
This session is for all those who are new to zoom and would like to try it out and practice. Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com to find out more.

Or follow the link below to join the Zoom session –
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78159120128?pwd=b01kcEI5Mk9OMTYvS1BBYnZ4ZDk2dz09

Meeting ID: 781 5912 0128
Password: 2PFcMj

Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 24 June
via zoom
7pm-7.40pm
Meet the Tithe Barn Trust volunteer team online and learn all about the Tithe Barn project.

Follow the link below to join the meeting by Zoom –
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79473765149?pwd=bVoyRUlMRFFxTndlYkhKUnZ6NEhTQT09

Meeting ID: 794 7376 5149
Password: 7drb1E

Looking forward to ‘seeing’ you all then.

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

Tithe Barn secures National Lottery support

The Tithe Barn Trust is ecstatic that they have secured a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £98,900, the final funds needed for the urgent repair works to begin on the unique timber frame Tithe Barn in Landbeach, near Cambridge.

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the grant will mean that a skilled team of craftsmen of Thatchers and Carpenters can set to work carefully restoring and repairing the building which is believed to date from the medieval period.

Tithe Barns are increasingly rare in the UK and the Landbeach Barn is the only one remaining in Cambridgeshire with so many historic features including an elm timber frame, thatched roof, timber granary and brick threshing floor.

The Tithe Barn Trust is a small charity committed to saving and sympathetically restoring the Grade II Listed Tithe Barn. Key to the Tithe Barn Trust’s charitable objective is maximising public access to the Tithe Barn and education, aiming to ensure that the Tithe Barn has a vibrant and sustainable future. As part of this, the National Lottery Heritage Fund grant will be used to deliver a programme of activities for the public, including hard hat tours, thatching demonstrations, school visits and trial events such as a farmer’s market and art exhibition.

Gemma O’Shea, Volunteer and Chair of Tithe Barn Trust, says: “It is incredibly exciting that the restoration works can now start to the Barn. We have been fundraising so that the repairs can begin to save the Barn before it is lost. We have to thank the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Amey Community Fund, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the October Fund and the public for supporting such a worthwhile project.”

3 Ways YOU can get involved in the Tithe Barn project;

1. Volunteer. Visit https://do-it.org/organisations/tithe-barn-trust  or email tithebarntrust@gmail.com to find out more.

2. Become a Friend. Visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/become-a-member/

3. Visit the Tithe Barn and come along to one of our next events. Keep checking www.tithebarntrust.org.uk to find out more.