News and Articles

Our Commitment to Training Continues through Covid

“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave, is not training them and having them stay.” Henry Ford.

Christmas Traditions at Messenger

Bringing some Christmas cheer to our Head Office in Collyweston and keeping our Christmas traditions alive - in spite of the different year everyone has had in 2020.

Our love for Stowe

"Stowe remains one of the country's finest buildings and one I will never tire of visiting". We take a look back at the various work our teams have carried out at Stowe over the years.

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.