Award for ‘rock’ of museum volunteer team

Rodger Pickavance has been awarded the John Barker Trophy EMN-151013-170711001
Rodger Pickavance has been awarded the John Barker Trophy EMN-151013-170711001
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A volunteer at Woodhall Spa’s Cottage Museum has been honoured for his dedication.

Rodger Pickavance received The John Barker Trophy, Community Building Volunteer Award at a ceremony in Washingborough.

The award is made annually by Community Lincs in recognition of volunteers who give their time and effort to manage and maintain Lincolnshire community buildings.

Mr Pickavance was nominated by the museum’s executive committee for his work as development project leader in the preservation and refurbishment work funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant and in overseeing repair work when the outbuildings suffered an arson attack.

He was instrumental in securing the additional funding needed and liaised with architects, surveyors, conservation officers, planning officers, the builders and their sub-contractors, storage firms, councillors and HLF personnel.

“Many unforeseen and challenging problems arose during the careful dismantling and reconstruction,” said a museum spokesman.

“Rodger dealt with these in a steady and meticulous fashion with excellent records being kept throughout the re-building programme.

“He has been a rock in dealing with all the issues and the result is a credit to the museum.”