Judges in the sixth year of the IHBC Marsh Awards, for Community Contribution (Retired Member) and Successful Learning in Heritage Skills, are delighted to announce the 2021 awards.
The winners, who receive certificates and cash awards of £500 each, are:
- John Gerrard, for Community Contributions by a Retired Member of the IHBC, formerly of the Scottish Civic Trust
- George Holloway, Successful Learning in Heritage Skills, from the Building Crafts College (BCC) in London
… It is hoped an in-person Awards Ceremony can be arranged…
The IHBC writes:
… he has achieved impressive outcomes through his engagement and participation…
The judges were impressed by John Gerrard’s large body of work over the past 20+ years since his retirement from the Scottish Civic Trust, and how he has achieved impressive outcomes through his engagement and participation with the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust, the Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust, the Church Buildings Renewal Trust, the Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland, and several other heritage and community related bodies.
John said: ‘I have found it so rewarding in retirement to put my acquired skills to good use in the service of my local community that this unexpected honour is simply some lovely icing on a very satisfying cake.’
George Holloway impressed the judges through his comprehensive and well-presented piece of novel research, which combined desk-based study furthered by impressive ironmongery and carpentry skills in investigating a medieval window shutter. It is clear he is well on his way to developing an understanding of conservation and its practical application as he advances to a fully accomplished practitioner.
… lovely surprise to return home from work to…
George said: ‘What a lovely surprise to return home from work to. Thanks to the IHBC and Marsh Christian Trust so much for appreciating my work and choosing me for the award, I truly am honoured.’
It is hoped an in-person Awards Ceremony can be arranged later in 2021, when both winners to receive their awards, subject to potential government restrictions.
For more on the IHBC Marsh Awards for Community Contribution (Retired Member) and Successful Learning in Heritage Skills see HERE