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Maintenance Co-operatives Project report

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive ‘restoration’ of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. Today it is the largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage.

The Maintenance Co-operatives Project connected, encouraged and supported the dedicated volunteers across the country who are responsible for the upkeep of their places of worship, ensuring the survival of our most beautiful and significant local landmarks.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) says:

‘This guide takes a detailed look at a selection of Co-operatives and the regions in which they work. Each case study brings out successes and challenges, and provides useful hints and tips for other co-operatives. Wherever possible we have taken the opportunity to include thoughts from the volunteers taking part. MCP guidance will continue to be freely available on the SPAB website and technical building advice can be sought on the SPAB helpline (020 7456 0916). We hope that these resources together with this guide will inspire future Co-operatives to take up their trowels, ladles and rubber gloves.’

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