Wednesday 03 October 2018
Members of the public are being invited to vote for their favourite Heritage Angel under an awards scheme sponsored by the Andrew Lloyd-Webber Foundation.
Fifteen people and projects have been selected for the awards shortlist and everyone is invited to say which one they think should win the ‘People’s Choice’ award.
Details are on the Heritage Angel Awards Wales webpages and voting closes at midnight on 4 November, 2018.
The winners will be announced on 8 November at Caerphilly Castle — a chance to see who has been chosen and whether the public vote and the judges’ decisions agree.
Six awards will be given out at the ceremony at Caerphilly Castle on 8 November presented by Rhys Mwyn (BBC Radio Cymru presenter, blogger and archaeologist). Five winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges chaired by Baroness Kay Andrews.
The sixth award will be for the public’s favourite and everyone has a vote — so have a look at the Heritage Angel Awards Wales website, be inspired by the work of volunteers, trainees, apprentices, young people and heritage professionals in repairing or rescuing historic buildings or making new discoveries, and vote for the one you think should win an award.
The fifteen shortlisted by the judges are:
Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People
• Thornhill Primary School, Cardiff
• Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Carmarthenshire
• Unloved Heritage — Ceredigion Heritage Youth Panel
Best Craftsperson or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project
• Rachael Cochrane and Liam Davies, Monmouth and Brecon Canal
• Matthew Roberts and Brett Burnell, St Fagans
• Hugh Haley, Yr Ysgwrn
Best Heritage Research, Interpretation or Recording
• Discovering Old Welsh Houses Group
• The Lost World of the Welsh Chapel
• Archif Menywod Cymru / Women’s Archive Wales
Best Rescue of a Historic Building or Place (for projects under £5m)
• Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd
• Insole Court, Cardiff
• Plas Kynaston, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham
Best Major Regeneration of a Historic Building or Place (for projects in excess of £5m)
• St Fagans, Cardiff
• Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
• Cardigan Castle, Ceredigion