Glencoe Woolshed restoration

MEN AT WORK: Volunteers learn artisan trades during a six-day intensive learning program at the Glencoe Woolshed. Participants will put heritage building skills into practice as they restore the 154 year-old building.

SEVENTEEN tradespeople from as far afield as Queensland began a week-long restoration project at the heritage-listed Glencoe Woolshed on Sunday, eager to learn traditional 19th century building skills.

The volunteer conservationists are each paying their own way and will learn hands-on how to conserve limestone and timber, lime washing and lime mortar techniques – artisan trades no longer accredited in Australia.

Facilitated by Applied Building Conservation Training (ABCT) the program demonstrates a partnership between the National

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