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April 21 - Ludlow Palmers Symposium on English Tiles - Medieval to Victorian, Ecclesiastical and Domestic
St Laurence Church, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AN

Ian Betts, senior finds specialist, Museum of London Archaeology (The Use of Decorated and Plain Glazed Floor Tiles in English Church Buildings from the Late Saxon to the Tudor Period)
Hans van Lemmen, President of the Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society (Tiles in Victorian Churches and Homes)
Lesley Durbin, senior conservator, Jackfield Conservation Studio (Conservation and Restoration of Historic Tile Floors)
Talks will take place in the morning, followed by a short lunch. A coach will then be provided to take participants to the Jackfield Tile Museum at Ironbridge to discover tile history and see unique installations of tiles in situ, followed by tea, coffee and biscuits and a coach trip back to Ludlow.
Preceding the Symposium on Friday, 20th April, 2pm, there will be an opportunity to visit the Ludlow Museum Resource Centre to view their collection of 500 medieval floor tiles from across Shropshire. The tour will be led by Emma-Kate Lanyon, Team Leader (Collections and Curatorial Services), and will include an opportunity to visit the museum's new Archaeology Store.
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