The Heritage Trust have recently acquired The Bretby Art Pottery Showroom a very important historic building which is located in South Derbyshire and now we need your help to undertake much needed repairs and restoration work. Many years of neglect have left this building, which was once used to showcase Bretby Art Pottery ware with damage from water ingress, vandalism and theft. We hope to find a sustainable new use that retains links to the pottery industry that once thrived in the area and using funding from The Architectural Heritage we currently undertaking a project viability study.
It is our intention to work closely with the local community and shortly we will be organising events that allow people to get involved. We also want to hear from anyone who has links to the potteries past and will welcome any information about this building or the pottery works that you are able to provide.
The Heritage Trust is a not for profit organisation, a company registered in the England and limited by guarantee. All of the money which you donate will go directly to help with the rescue of the building and doesn't matter if your donation is large or small every amount helps.
To stop the Bretby Art pottery Showroom from deteriorating whilst we raise funds for the main restoration we need to mend the roof and stop the water coming in. During last winter high winds dislodged yet more tiles from the roof and water is now pouring into the building in more than one place. If we don’t act quickly serious damage could occur resulting in very expensive repairs and the loss of further historic fabric. To complete these repairs, we need to raise £1000 to pay for scaffolding, skilled contractors and materials.
To find out more about our organisation and to follow the project please visit our site here