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March 25, 2018

The theme for The Heritage Trust Photography Competition this year is "lost" with disappearing buildings and skills/crafts being the subject. Some fantastic prizes are up for grabs and 12 images will be published in The Heritage Trust Calendar 2019. NOW ENDED This event will be run again in 2019.

Latest Newsletter

January 23, 2018

Download or read online, our latest edition of Heritage Today the newsletter from The Heritage Trust

The Bretby Pottery Showroom added to Swadlincote's Heritage Trail

September 28, 2017

Some of Swadlincote's most famous landmarks including our latest project The Bretby Art Pottery Showroom are to celebrated with plaques that mark their part in the town's rich history.

Heritage Open Day 2017

September 19, 2017

Our little building was bursting at the seams during the Heritage Open Days this year with the maximum number of attendees that we can safely accommodate being reached on both days.

Antique Day a Success

August 23, 2017

Our Antique Valuation Day it a great success with many attending and over £150 raised.

New Trustees

July 05, 2017

Following a successful recruitment drive, we now have four new trustees. Our governing body includes seven trustees from different backgrounds with a range of skills available.

Our Latest Newsletter is out Today

June 04, 2017

Read all the latest news in our June newsletter "Heritage Today". The Bretby Art Pottery Showroom, upcoming events, local news items and more.

May 29, 2017

Local auctioneer and TV presenter Charles Hanson backs bid to restore the Bretby Art Pottery Showroom.


Charles and others from Hanson Auctions will be providing antique valuations at our Antique Valuation & Craft Fair on the 19th August at Swadlincote Town Hall

Please Complete our Survey

March 02, 2017

As part of the public consultation, for our latest project the "Bretby Art Pottery Showroom" an online survey has been prepared and includes a few easy to answer questions that will help use to investigate new uses and secure a new tenant. The survey will only take a few minutes of your time to complete and is open to all. Your help is very much appreciated and to complete the survey please follow this link

New Trustees Wanted

April 30, 2017

Would you like to be part of an organisation that helps to rescue Heritage at Risk?


An exciting opportunity new exists for a couple new Trustees to join our organisation and for them to be involved with the running of the Trust and our latest project, the Bretby Art Pottery Showroom. Ideally, you will possess skills that can help with our mission and also have experience of working within a charitable organisation.

HLF Grant Awarded

October 23, 2016

We are very pleased to share the great news that The Heritage Trust have received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund East Midlands to help the organisation and its latest project to evolve. Led by volunteers from the local community The Heritage Trust will be focusing on strengthening and building the capacity of its core members to make it more resilient in its role as a local building preservation trust. The funding will also enable The Bretby Art Pottery Showroom project to be a success by funding further community consultation and feasibility work to support an appropriate use for the site.

Heritage Open Days

July 31, 2016

Join The Heritage Trust on the 10th & 11th of September and enjoy a rare glimpse of the inside The Bretby Art Pottery Showroom as part of Heritage Open Days. From 11am until 3pm we will be giving guided tours and give you the chance to view the archived material. You will also have the opportunity to find out what our plans are for the building and ways which you can help.

Help and funding required

June 27, 2016

Having been left to fall into dereliction our latest project the Grade II Bretby Art Pottery Showroom is in need of urgent repairs to prevent the building from being lost forever. If you have skills that can help us in our mission or wish to make a donation we would love to hear from you so please contact us 

Bretby Art Pottery Showroom

May 15, 2016

We have now acquired the Bretby Art Pottery Showroom. Located in Woodville Derbyshire this exquisite building was used by the world famous  Bretby Art Pottery company to display their wares. Being left abandoned for more than 20 years the building now needs some urgent care and attention.

The Architectural Heritage Fund

January 05, 2016

Great news! We have just out that we have successful in our bid to gaining funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund for a Project Viability Study. This amount will be matched funded by kind donations from members of the Trust and allow a report to be compiled that investigates new uses for the Bretby Art Pottery Showroom and also the viability. 

New Project Found

November 17, 2016

This week we have been approached by South Derbyshire District Council to be asked if we can help to rescue the Bretby Art Pottery Showroom. Located in Woodville Derbyshire the building has been unused since the 1980s and in dire need of help. We are now talks with the current owner with regards the acquisition and we will be publishing further news if ownership can be successfully secured.

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