The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is one of York’s medieval treasures and now operates as a museum and venue for special events.
When a fire rips through a museum with devastating results, precious artefacts with unique stories potentially lost, how can you salvage and restore what is left behind?
Described as one of the outstanding houses of its period, Raynham Hall in Norfolk was built in 1622 for Sir Roger Townshend and was the first house in England to be inspired by European architecture.
A fire in a first-floor apartment of a prestigious canal-side development in London’s Islington was discovered one lunchtime by residents.The fire itself was contained by the closed kitchen door, but a thick blanket of smoke spread through the apartment and into communal areas and a number of the apartments above.
Hanging in the ballroom at Margam Castle is a large oil painting, ‘Abraham & Isaac’, painted by the American-Born artist Benjamin West. Following a spate of vandalism in the park grounds, it was brought to the estate administration’s notice that some damage had occurred to the painting.
A devastating fire at the start of the school summer holidays reduced Follyfield Boarding House to rubble. Within hours, 61 pupils and staff were homeless.
A support worker employed by a registered charity providing residential care, claimed her foot went down a rabbit hole whilst assisting a resident through an area of woodland. This resulted in a fall that caused injuries to her back and ankle and a claim was initially submitted for damages and various other costs totalling £34,000.
Brooklands, based in Weybridge is the birthplace of British sport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements. As a result of unprecedented rainfall on Christmas Day 2013 the River Wey burst its banks on Boxing Day and flooded a number of museum buildings, including some crucial to its central operation.
When the best part of a month’s rainfall fell in just a few hours, resultant flash flooding devastated the Sue Ryder hospice in Cheltenham.