Monday, 18 December 2017

Kenny bottles the sweet smell of success

After his brilliant achievement receiving a nomination for a Historic England Angel Award, local resident Kenny Brunskill has gone one better and was last month named as Best Craftsman or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project for his work to repair the Corbridge Bottle Kilns. The Corbridge Bottle kilns were built in the early 19th century and are one of the only remaining examples of a Tyne Valley rural pottery. Kenny, a mason, has carried out vital repairs to the buildings, including repointing and brick replacement, and was commended for his enthusiasm, work ethic, maturity and skill.

The Angel Awards are run by Historic England and were founded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation with the aim of celebrating local volunteers and groups who make a lasting difference to their local heritage.

Congratulations to Kenny on his award.