Couple wins Heritage Council of Victoria traditional trades award for South Gippsland project

Indisputably there could be no more deserving winners of the Heritage Council of Victoria’s inaugural Traditional Trades award last year than the couple who, in faithfully restoring a Gippsland ruin, went to the trouble of forging the brackets that hold the rainwater gutters in place.
Amateur enthusiasts Marcus Blyth and partner Joanne McFadyen also hand forged the picture holders that secure art to the acres of lath and plaster walling that also had to be remade at Woodcot Park, an 1840s “gentleman’s residence” at Tarraville, South Gippsland.

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