Heritage Volunteers The current Heritage Volunteer Organiser for The Arts Society Grantham and also the East Midlands Area Representative, Jill Speechley, is responsible for a number of projects within Grantham and District and further afield.  Her role is to advise on and sometimes lead new projects with the other Societies in the East Midlands. Belvoir Castle Book Conservation and Shelf List. Beginning in 2003, under professional guidance, a group began work conserving, repairing and recording over 8000 books both in the small and large libraries. Still continuing in 2017 it is anticipated that the entire project will take 15 years to complete.  A shelf list of the library contents is being compiled and entered onto a database, to enable searching of the library's collection. Textiles at St Wulfram's Church, Grantham. From 2003 a small group of experienced, talented, needlewomen has completed non- invasive work under the direction of Mary Sleigh the Lincoln Diocesan Church Textile Advisor. Funded by the Friends of St. Wulfram's, altar cloths, frontals and copes and vestments have been sorted, repaired and their storage facilities improved.  Further help has been deemed necessary and the group, reconvened in 2010 and then again in 2017, is expected to continue for some time. Archives at St. Wulfram's Church, Grantham.    Projects all completed Rocking Horse project, Grantham House.  The restoration and conservation of a 150 year-old rocking horse (known affectionately as "Dobbin") was undertaken by the Former Chairman of GADDFAS, John Hill, funded by the National Trust.  Dobbin belongs to the National Trust and is normally resident at Grantham House. The Trigge Library, a chained  library, housed in St Wulfram's Church, Grantham was the first public library in the country (est. 1598) and today is one of only three remaining public chained libraries. Routine sorting, cleaning and non-invasive work has been carried out under expert direction.  Volunteer stewards work on a rota to ensure the library is open to the public as often as possible. For information and help please contact Jill Speechley volunteering@theartssociety.org Web site designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome, Handshake Computer Training.
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