Four-page article about the work of The Friends of Czech Heritage at Uherčice in Moravia in the current number of the SPAB Magazine
January 2016 - Our Chairman Peter Jamieson has a four-page article about the work of The Friends of Czech Heritage at Uherčice in Moravia in the current number of the SPAB Magazine. In it his tells the history of the château, its fate since World War Two, and writes about the projects that The Friends have supported there, in particular the ceiling and windows in the Banqueting Hall.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) was founded by William Morris , Philip Webb and others, in 1877, to oppose what they saw as destructive 'restoration' of ancient buildings then occurring in VictorianEngland; "ancient" being used in the wider sense of "very old" rather than the more usual modern one of "pre-medieval". SPAB still operates according to Morris's original manifesto. It campaigns, advises, runs training programmes and courses, conducts research and publishes information.
Photographs of the magazine courtesy of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings: