Chard Museum in partnership with Historic England are joining forces to host an exciting, hands-on workshop on Thursday, 15 February 2024 at Chard Guildhall, that will see Chard’s listed buildings brought to life.

The event is free of charge and open to anyone with an interest in the town and its heritage, and particularly for anyone with a memory, anecdote or photo to add to the story of one of the town’s 133 listed buildings.

Samantha Barnes of Historic England commented:

Chard’s historic centre – a designated “High Street Heritage Action Zone” (HSHAZ) – is home to 50 listed buildings, with the wider Chard Conservation Area featuring over 130 such historic buildings.

The ‘Missing Pieces’ project is a fun, interactive way to work together with the local community to share knowledge and insight into our local town and heritage, as well as uncover new and exciting details about the structures and buildings that shape our lives today.

The workshop will be held at Chard Guildhall from 10am to 3pm, with refreshments and lunch provided. Attendees are asked to bring along an internet-enabled tablet or laptop to take part. Mobile phones will not offer full functionality.

To find out more about the ‘Missing Pieces’ project, visit Missing Pieces Project website and for more information about the workshop visit History In Chard Workshop page.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book your place, email Paul at or call 07458 074848.

Chad Museum workshop poster

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January 29, 2024

Gayatri Barua-Howe



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