Date Published: 22 September 2017
Photos and plans detailing how Mrs Smith’s Cottage could look when it re-opens will go on display alongside wallpaper and paint samples from the site’s past in a free, day-long drop-in session.
The Navenby cottage is currently being restored by North Kesteven District Council following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, the largest heritage funder in the UK.
While work has started on site to remove the roof and assess the structural condition of the building, a lot of work has been taking place behind the scenes on how the venue should be when it re-opens in 2019.
Extensive consultation has been carried out, including visiting schools, groups and organisations, holding drop-in events and hosting an online survey which anyone could access, to find out what people would like to see at the cottage in the future.
The results of this will be on show with work taking place on the site’s conservation.
Conservator Paul Croft, from Lincoln Conservation at the University of Lincoln, will be on hand to explain and talk how wallpaper and paint samples, which could pre-date Mrs Smith herself, are being conserved.
Anyone interested in finding out about this can pop along to the Council’s Navenby office in North Lane between 10am and 6pm on Thursday, October 12, where they will be able to see photos and plans as well as talk to staff from NKDC who are working on the cottage.
It is hoped the timing of the event will allow people as much opportunity as possible to attend.
Free tea and coffee will be available for anyone going along.
You can keep up to date on the project by visiting www.mrssmithscottage.com
Regular updates are posted on to the project’s Instagram account. www.instagram.com/mrssmithscottage
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