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5th August 2015

As part of the RE-making Leeds project aimed at keeping heritage crafts alive within the city of Leeds, York College is delivering short courses for local tradesmen to learn the construction skills required to repair, maintain and restore pre-war buildings and conservation areas in Leeds.

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The first of the College’s short courses concentrated on SASH window repair and restoration techniques at Temple Newsham. Employees from Leeds City Council, Castle Howard and William Birch attended the three day course, commenting on the enjoyable practical work and the outstanding skills learned.

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Working on the Heritage Lottery funded initiative in partnership with Leeds City Council and Leeds College of Building, York College will continue to deliver more heritage craft courses over the next academic year to include skills such as stone carving, wood carving and stone fixing and walling. Courses are part-funded and cost only £25.00 per person, regardless of course duration.

To find out more call the York College Business Development Unit on 01904 770234.

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