Building Progress; Gaining Gifts5th January 2018
Messenger is making steady progress as it constructs its new Head Office on the site of a former slate mine at Gadsby Field, Collyweston only a few miles from the present office in Tinwell.
As reported in March, the new administration building is only part of the story. Messenger is also building a Collyweston Stone Slate Visitor Centre alongside the offices, complete with classroom, artefacts and demonstration areas. The attraction will showcase the history and craft of Collyweston Stone Slate as well as the mine itself and its workings. In keeping with the heritage of the site, the roofs will be a mixture of Collyweston Stone Slate and clay plain tiles.
Messenger’s determination to preserve the craft, industry and heritage of Collyweston has gained the attention and interest of many locals. The Collyweston Stone Slater’s Trust has kindly loaned a most interesting diorama, while Mrs Elizabeth Close has made a generous donation of items for the museum area on behalf of her late husband David.
Messenger has also funded the research and writing of a book that will hopefully be available later this year. An easy read collection of stories and information surrounding the craft.
The Collyweston Heritage Centre is expected to be ready to welcome visitors (by arrangement) from Summer 2018.
Messenger on the Move
Over the coming fortnight we will be slowly moving across to our new offices at..
Spring sees the opening of the new Messenger Head Office at the Collyweston Heritage Centre,..
Deene Park in Print
Messenger is featured on the front page of the Winter issue of Conservation and Heritage..
Building Progress; Gaining Gifts
Messenger is making steady progress as it constructs its new Head Office on the site..
Fizz Top Festive Fun – Better Late Than Never!
Christmas is always a time of great merriment at Messenger. The festive season usually involves..
Top Cambridge University College asks Messenger to make room
Messenger is building a stunning new room at one of Cambridge University’s largest graduate colleges,..
Messenger wins contract to convert convent
Messenger is shortly to begin work to convert a listed former convent in Hertfordshire into..
Messenger at Wrest Park in Print!
The recent Conservation and Heritage magazine article, detailing Messenger’s work on Thomas Archer’s Pavilion at..
No Pain, No Gain……Trailwalker 2017
Messenger’s Managing Director Paul Gibbons (53 this year!), his wife Helen and their two children..