Staffordshire team sent to Coventry

Ahead of Coventry being crowned the UK City of Culture 2021, Historic Coventry Trust instructed our Staffordshire team to set upon transforming the cities historic city gates into unique visitor accommodation.

Derailed, yet delightful…

A redundant British Rail 12 tonne wagon found in burnt out condition, saw one of our specialist teams travel to Wales to fix a brand new standing seam zinc roof.

Every cloud has a silver lining

Following his redundancy from the National Trust, Messenger is excited to announce that Fred Markland has joined the team.

Jon Castleman talks all things lead

Jon made the lead inner casket for the remains of King Richard III, found buried under a car park (the site of a former chapel) in Leicester in 2012, he was also tasked with welding it shut.

All about Sophie

Sophie is one of our lovely and very knowledgeable conservation assistants here at Messenger. Below she talks about her “not so straightforward” route into conservation, what a day at Messenger looks like and updates us on one of her current project at Oxburgh Hall.

Hidden Treasures of a Tudor House

Messenger are nearing the half-way mark on a two-year project to complete the restoration of the roofs, chimneys and dormer windows of the property. When the work commenced, archaeologists did not expect to uncover one of the largest underfloor archaeology hauls of its type in a National Trust house.