Monday, 28 December 2009

30 or under?

The Young Georgians is a sociable way for anyone thirty and under to get involved with conserving buildings and visit the best examples of Georgian architecture in the company of like-minded young people. We recently celebrated our first marriage! Join the Facebook page for up to date posts.

Are you based in America?

The American Friends of the Georgian Group runs a varied programme of events for those who appreciate Georgian architecture. A great opportunity to socialise and visit houses not open to the public. A highlight of the annual programme is a tour of country houses in Britain. Our picture shows our American Friends on this year's trip, visiting the 1770s round house of Belle Isle, on a magical private island on Lake Windermere in the English Lake District.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Read all about it

Our latest magazine, free to members of The Georgian Group and also available to buy online, reviews our latest architectural awards and includes articles on conservation challenges in Spitalfields, young people and heritage, the Conservatives' priorities for heritage and George II's consort Caroline of Anspach, all complemented by a mix of news, reviews, campaigning reports and details of our latest programme of events and activities.

Do you like visiting country houses?

If you're a keen country house visitor but have done the rounds of English Heritage and National Trust houses and want to pep things up, why not join the Georgian Group for an opportunity to take part in small, exclusive visits to private houses not open to the public? Our events programme for the first half of 2010 has just been published on our website.

Plastic windows - the toxic timebomb

PVC is hugely damaging to historic buildings, as well as being an environmental nightmare. Let's go back to wooden sash windows. Help us turn back the tide.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Save the Old Police House in Blackburn

We are fighting to preserve a listed 1780 building in Blackburn, Lancashire that is threatened with demolition to make way for a pointless new road. Can you help?

About us

Britain’s architectural heritage is one of the nation’s greatest assets and the Georgian period (broadly 1700-1837) gave us some of our most beautiful buildings. The Georgian Group is the national charity dedicated to preserving Georgian buildings and gardens. Every year we are consulted on over 6,000 planning applications involving demolition or alterations. Our intervention has helped save many Georgian buildings and protect others from unsympathetic alterations. It is often through our influence that a better solution is found. There is a great deal to do and we need your support.

This blog is intended to supplement our website, by bringing you up to date news of our campaigns. Please let us know what you think - and let us know if you want to get involved.