Insole Court Wins Public Vote in Heritage Angel Awards

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John Prior-Morris, Elaine Davey, Sir Norman Lloyd Edwards and Neil Richardson. ©Lauren Vickerman Poppet Studios photography

Heritage Angels – people who have played a special part in caring for Wales’s heritage – were recently honoured at a special awards ceremony, sponsored by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, at Caerphilly Castle on the 8th November 2018.

Although we didn’t win the award we were shortlisted for - “Best Rescue of an Historic Building or Place (for projects under £5m)", we did win the public vote – based on all fifteen of the projects shortlisted for an award.

We’d like to congratulate Yr Ysgwrn on winning this award and we’d like to wish them, and all of the successful Welsh projects, the best of luck in the final in London at the end of this month.

In presenting the awards, Baroness Andrews said: ‘The judges were knocked out by the range and quality of all the projects and people nominated for an award. It was agonising to have to make a choice from so many projects that demonstrate genuine commitment and enthusiasm for the heritage. We chose projects that we felt would inspire others to do the same or that tackled heritage at risk, but everyone who was nominated and shortlisted for the awards deserves a big thank you for their achievements.’

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber said: ‘I am thrilled to see the Angel Awards extending into Wales and send my congratulations not just to the winners but to everyone involved in the astounding range of heritage projects shortlisted. You all deserve to be acknowledged and congratulated on the vital role you play in protecting unique heritage, buildings, landscapes and craft skills for future generations.’

Gwilym Hughes, Head of Cadw said: ‘The Heritage Angel Awards are designed to celebrate the people who have made a difference to the UK’s historic environment, achieved through fundraising, restoration, community projects and training ― and 2018 marks the first Heritage Angels ceremony in Wales.

‘The strength of the winning and shortlisted projects demonstrates the wealth of heritage conservation schemes taking place in Wales today ― a hugely exciting prospect for the future of Wales’s historic places. I’d like to congratulate all the winners and encourage them to continue working hard to conserve, restore and showcase Welsh history for future generations.

‘And― on behalf of everyone at Heritage Angel Awards Wales ― I’d like to extend my thanks onto Andrew Lloyd Webber and all at the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, who work tirelessly to promote arts, culture and heritage for the benefit of people across the UK.’

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