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  • Moseley Road Baths

    The Gala Pool was closed in 2003

    Moseley Road Baths is a neglected Edwardian time capsule at risk of closure – the oldest of only three Grade II* listed swimming pools still in use in the UK and an exceptional example of early twentieth century public architecture.

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  • Strata Florida

    Strata Florida is World Monuments Fund Britain's first project in Wales. A partnership with the Strata Florida Trust was announced in October 2016, championing this extraordinary Cistercian monastery in Ceredigion. Known to date from the 12th century, but constructed on an ancient site of regional Iron Age and Celtic importance, Strata Florida Abbey has great significance…

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  • Newstead Abbey

    Newstead Abbey is best known today as the ancestral home of Lord Byron (1788–1824). The original Newstead Abbey was founded by Henry II as an Augustinian priory in the twelfth century.

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  • Virtual Talk

    Jul 162020 5PM (BST)
    VIRTUAL EVENT: The battle to save Grimsby’s Historic Kasbah and what happened next

    Join SAVE Britain’s Heritage and World Monuments Fund Britain for a special live event, delving into the past, present and future of Grimsby’s historic Docks. Henrietta Billings, Director of SAVE and John Darlington, Executive Director of WMFB will reflect on the hard fought battle to save the docks from demolition, following its inclusion on the 2014 World Monuments Watch, and the subsequent creation of the new ‘Kasbah’ conservation area. See full Event

  • British Council Announce New Funding for Projects in Yemen and Lebanon

    World Monuments Fund Britain has been awarded £665k by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund for projects in Yemen and Lebanon. Both projects are a continuation of programmes of work carried out by WMF supporting countries affected by conflict. We are delighted that the British Council has continued to support our important work in these…

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  • Work Restarts at Bennerley Viaduct Following Lockdown

    We are delighted to report that following a temporary pause due to the Covid-19 crisis, work has restarted at Bennerley Viaduct. The viaduct was included on World Monuments 2020 Watch and following some successful fundraising by The Friends group and site owners’ Railway Paths, work started in early 2020 on repairs to the structure and…

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  • Bennerley Viaduct

    Bennerley Viaduct

    Bennerley Viaduct was built in 1877 to carry a new railroad line across the Erewash River. Spanning the valley was a necessity for the new line, but the structure needed to be lightweight in order to prevent underground mining tunnels from collapsing from the weight. This engineering challenge was met through the use of wrought…

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