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The economics of industrial building conservation projects in Pennine Lancashire by Heritage Works, commissioned by English Heritage

Murgatroyd's Brine Pump Number 1, Middlewich

Adding Value: Third Sector Partnerships in Heritage-led Regeneration by Heritage Works and the North of England Civic Trust, commissioned by The Northern Way

Murrays' Mills Evaluation: Delivered on time, delivered to plan, delivered to budget Heritage & Regeneration UK, November 2009

Feasibility & Options Appraisal Studies

Clergy House & Cathedral Halls, Bradford

Durning Road Fire & Police Station, Liverpool:

Everton Library, Liverpool:

Sandbach Old Hall Options Appraisal Study:

Whaley Bridge Transhipment Warehouse:


Kate Dickson presentation to National Mills Conference, 18 October 2011. "The economics of industrial building conservation projects" Download presentation [PDF 4.8Mb]

Kate Dickson presentation to Association of Architects students, 3 June 2011 "Building preservation trusts" Download Part 1 [PDF 2.8Mb] Download Part 2 [PDF 4.1Mb]

Kate Dickson presentation to Liverpool Vision, 9 December 2009. "Working with local authorities to turn heritage liabilities into assets". Download presentation [Ppt 3.5Mb]

Kate Dickson presentation to the Flemish Association for Industrial Archaeology, 13 December 2008 in Brussels - "Finding new uses for redundant industrial buildings, and working with the community to deliver local aspirations" Download article [pdf 56Kb]

Kate Dickson - "Risky Business with the public sector: Do as I say, not as I do!" - presentation to the Association of Preservation Trusts National Conference, October 2007, Cardigan. Download presentation [Ppt 29Mb]


All Work No Play book coverAll Work & No Play? An Ancoats Scrapbook

The Ancoats oral history project "All Work and No Play" has now come to the end of its funding. Over 30 interviews were undertaken by volunteers with people who were brought up or lived in the Ancoats area. The original interviews will be held on disc at the North West Sound Archive. As a celebration of the project, and a keepsake for those who took part, an "Ancoats Scrapbook: All Work and No Play?" has been published, featuring quotes and photos from the interviewees, ranging in subject from swimming in canals, to working conditions in the mills, to days out to Blackpool. Unfortunately, the publication has proved so popular that copies have now run out. You can still view it online.

A & G Murray and the Cotton Mills of Ancoats

The shell repair of Murrays' Mills has been documented by a publication - "A & G Murray and the Cotton Mills of Ancoats". Prepared by Ian Miller and Chris Wild of Oxford Archaeology North, the book offers a detailed survey of these buildings, and though it is aimed at academics and specialists in industrial archaeology, it will also be of interest to general readers. Price: £16.95 (plus £2.50 p&p); make cheques payable to "Oxford Archaeology North" and send to Oxford Archaeology North, Mill 3, Moor Lane Mills, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1GF, or visit

Front cover of The Cotton ChurchThe Cotton Church: A brief history of St Peter's, Ancoats

"The Cotton Church: A brief history of St Peter's, Ancoats" is published by Heritage Works and written by Carys Edge, a final year history student and Terry Wyke of MMU. Carys has thoroughly researched the background to the church, and provides a lively history of a unique city centre parish.


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