17,000 tiles will soon be going on to the roof of historic Bridge Cottage in Uckfield and you have the chance to sign and sponsor one of them.

Your chance to sponsor and sign one of 17,000 tiles going on to Bridge Cottage

Roof tiles will soon be going back on to Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, but before then people are being given the chance to sponsor and sign each one.

A Sponsor a Tile campaign has been running for several years but Saturday, July 4, is the first opportunity for people to both sign and sponsor their tiles.

The whole roof of the Grade II listed building was removed to allow repairs to the structure and to install an insulation layer before re-tiling.

A sheep’s wool product will be used for insulation to allow the building to breath, important in a timber-framed building. It is also an eco-friendly product.

About 17,000 tiles will be going back on to the roof. Each sponsored tile costs £1.50 and, if you can sign a Gift Aid form the Government will give another 20% to the Uckfield Preservation Society which is overseeing restoration and running the building in the future as a heritage centre and meeting place available to the whole community.

The signing day will take place at Bridge Cottage, on Saturday, July 4, from 9am to 4pm. It will also give people the opportunity to ind out about a range of volunteering opportunities the refurbished heritage centre will offer.

The refurbishment work is scheduled for completion at the end of the year.

The vision of the preservation society is to use a range of heritage activities and means of interpretation to enable all sectors of the growing town of Uckfield to understand and appreciate their heritage.

These will include educational programmes at all levels, hands-on heritage activities for all ages, local history and craft events, and the creation of an heritage hub for historical research.

People will also be able to marry in Civil Ceremonies conducted at Bridge Cottage.

More here about work at Bridge Cottage:

Skeleton roof of Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, clearly visible as work progresses

The day Bridge Cottage was left to its ghosts

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