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Restoration of the Victorian geology gallery at Biddulph Grange (National Trust property) near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Nigel Larkin, 2015 - 2017.

Below are a couple of short articles explaining the restoration project, recently published in Earth Heritage Magazine (volume 47). Beneath these are some photos and four short videos showing some of the work currently being undertaken as part of the restoration. The first two 'Days' of creation will be completed by the end of March 2017 and the restoration of Days III to VI will be completed by March 2018.




'Palaeontologist working in the Geology Gallery at Biddulph Grange' (6.5 miniutes long).
Filmed, edited and produced by Redhead Business Films. see: http://www.redheadbusinessfilms.com
Published on 4 Aug 2016. The ongoing restoration of the Geological Gallery at Biddulph Grange Garden is a varied project. Not only do fossils need to be conserved and the recesses in which they were formally displayed stabilised, but the Grade I listed building has also needed comprehensive restoration to stabilise it. This has included resolving major structural and damp issues as well as replacing original tiles and stonework.


'Biddulph Grange Geology Gallery Ichthyosaur Skull' (5 minutes long).
Filmed, edited and produced by Redhead Business Films. see: http://www.redheadbusinessfilms.com
Published on 4 Aug 2016. As part of the restoration of the Geological Gallery at Biddulph Grange Garden palaeontologist Nigel Larkin, of Natural History Conservation, is restoring the fossils that it originally. This juvenile Ichthyosaur is one of just nine fossils that have survived 150 years in the Gallery which originally displayed over 60 specimens. Once conservation of the fragile fossils is complete they will be replicated and the replicas installed in the Gallery.


'Biddulph Geological Gallery Background Information' (5 minutes long).
Published on 4 Aug 2016. The Geological Gallery at Biddulph Grange Garden is a unique building that displays a Victorian understanding of geology alongside the Christian story of creation. Built between 1858 and 1862 the Gallery also formed the entrance to James Bateman historic garden. The Geological Gallery is being restored by the National Trust and we are in need of your support to complete the work. To find out more and help follow this link: http://bit.ly/2aT0YwR


'Bidulph Grange Geological Gallery - 'Open Now'' (1 minute long)
Filmed, edited and produced by Redhead Business Films. see: http://www.redheadbusinessfilms.com
Published on 14 Oct 2016. Step back in time in this unique Geological Gallery at Biddulph Grange Gardens. Find out about the fascinating work of Palaeontologist Nigel Larkin. The Gallery is open now, fossils will appear April 2017.

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