August Newsletter 2020

COMMONWEALTH HERITAGE AT RISK (CHAR)

Our Chairman, Philip Davies, explains the progress we are making on our exciting new initiative to identify Heritage at Risk in Commonwealth countries…

HERITAGE AT RISK - BERMUDA DOCKYARD

Ann Coats, Chair of the Naval Dockyards Society, reveals an eleventh-hour attempt to save the last workers' housing in Bermuda Dockyard from demolition.

MAXWELL FRY (1899-1987) AND JANE DREW (1911-96)

The Commonwealth Heritage Forum is interested in all aspects of the built heritage of the Commonwealth. In the late 1940s and 50s there was a resurgence of interest in ‘tropical architecture’ by some of the leading modernist architects of the day. Jessica Holland highlights the work of Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew, who left a fascinating heritage of important buildings in West Africa and India….

SAVING THE COMMONWEALTH'S HERITAGE

In March this year the Commonwealth Heritage Forum was launched at Australia House in London to help countries and communities fighting to save Commonwealth heritage at risk. Our Chairman, Philip Davies, discusses this in his article titled 'Saving the Commonwealth's heritage'.This article is reproduced from the Institute of Historic Building Conservation's members' journal Context with the IHBC's kind permission.

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