Please join us at 19:00 on Thursday 5th June at the Salvation Army Hall on Market Street, Hexham for our AGM.

Following this at 19:30 we will be hosting a free talk by Andie Harris of the North of England Civic Trust.

‘This Old House’

Join HCS and Andie Harris of the North of England Civic Trust for a talk on traditional buildings and how to keep them heated, healthy and happy. Andie will tell us how pre-twentieth century buildings can be best maintained and what measures can be taken to sensitively upgrade and improve them while keeping their special character.

It is expected that Andie’s talk will be about one hour and refreshments will be served. Members and non-members welcome. No prior booking required.


Last chance to book for next week’s introduction to lime pointing

Wednesday 9th October, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Ushaw College Bounds Walls

Join HSI and the contractor on site for this one day introduction to lime pointing. Working on a live site, you’ll learn about lime slaking, mortar mixes, how to prepare joints, carry out lime pointing and correctly administer aftercare. This event is well suited all, especially to those who have little experience of lime as a material and wish to learn more.
Book a place online; by emailing; or calling 0191 232 9279.

Monday 15th April 10am-12noon

St Cuthbert’s Church, Dufton, Cumbria

Lime Pointing pic_1James Innerdale (Architect and SPAB Lethaby Scholar) will be leading this lime and lime pointing demonstration and lecture with contractor Bob Wall covering: Lime and breathability, types of lime, sand, mixes, pozzolans, application and preparation, knocking back, protection, finishing and weather considerations.

The event is free. To book your place contact