Love The Folk

by Gloucester Civic Trust in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 28th March 2022 we successfully raised £2,525 ( + est. £470.00 Gift Aid ) with 70 supporters in 42 days

Help us raise £20k to complete the restoration of the façade of The Folk of Gloucester. A well loved building in Gloucester.

by Gloucester Civic Trust in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Gloucester Civic Trust is restoring the buildings known as Bishop Hooper’s House. A three- year project will restore the fabric of the buildings, create access-for-all to most of the rooms and create an exciting and vibrant cultural heritage centre with new displays and a programme of cultural events, concerts, and activities.

During the first phase, urgent restoration work is needed to conserve the façade of numbers 99-103 Westgate Street.

The Trust has already raised £54,000 towards a total of £74,000 needed for this work and now need an addition £20, 000 for the work that will repair and conserve the damaged façade.

The Trust is now managing The Folk, which was bought by Gloucester Historic Buildings Limited from Gloucester City Council in 2021.  The buildings used to house Gloucester Folk Museum and they have a place in the hearts of many Gloucester residents who remember visiting as youngsters.

“The repair works are required to provide lasting improvements to the appearance and integrity of the distinctive street facade of the Folk of Gloucester. These repairs will address on-going issues with the timber frame itself, addressing rot and insect damage, as well as measures to slow down the effects of weathering. The frame infill, consisting of brickwork and wattle and daub, will be stripped of its damaging modern paints which impair breathability and movement within the structure, repaired where required, and re-finished in traditional limewash. The colour of the limewash will be different for each part of the three former townhouses that make up the Folk to reflect historic colours and the different ownership and uses of the buildings”, Jonah Jay, architect for The Folk

C 1930s image below



This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£100 or more

5 of 15 claimed

Hard Hat Tour

Limited number of exclusive hard hat tours of The Folk. Telling you the stories of the old and of the new. Get to meet the architects and hear the plans for the future of this building.

£20 or more

14 of 20 claimed

£20 Reward

Free tea or coffee in The Folk of Gloucester café throughout September 2022. Once the café is back up and running we are offering a reward of a daily free tea/coffee in September. Make the beautiful setting of The Folk your go to for a daily brew. (limited to one per day)

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