The Wiltshire Barn Project

Newsletter - June 2016

10 Jun 2016 by Jonathan Powell, Project Manager

Welcome to our June edition of the Bound by Veterans Newsletter! We are delighted you wish to find out more about what we do.

Newsletter - First Edition

11 Mar 2016 by Jonathan Powell, Project Manager

Welcome to our first edition of the Bound by Veterans Newsletter! We are delighted you wish to find out more about what we do.

Three More City & Guilds Graduates

1 Dec 2015 by Jonathan Powell, Project Manager

20151127-VisitThree veterans were awarded the top City & Guilds certifcate in bookbinding last Friday at a ceremony in the Daffodil Barn workshop near Pewsey. Presentations were made by the Master, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers to Wendy Lagden, Kenny Teasdale and Nick Simmons, who had each completed the City & Guilds syllabus over the last 18 months. Helen Esmonde, the Stationers' Comany Master, praised the veterans for achieving these certificates despite the significant…

Veterans wins Bookbinding Bursary

12 Sep 2015 by Jonathan Powell, Project Manager

We are pleased to announce that the Society of Bookbinders is supporting the Bound by Veterans project by awarding a Conference bursary to one of its students. Bound by Veterans, originally “The Wiltshire Barn Project”, supports wounded, injured and sick ex-Service personnel who have had to leave the Services prematurely as a result of their condition. It improves their health, well-being and employment prospects through a varied programme of therapy, training, qualifications and work…

HRH Princess Royal presents award to Project veteran

20 Dec 2014 by Andrew Harrison

HRH Visit to Tedworth Hse, 12 Dec 14 - Kenny PresentationOne of our veterans, who has recently qualified for a City & Guilds award in bookbinding, was presented with his certificate yesterday by Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. Her Royal Highness is President of the City & Guilds Institute, and was visiting the nearby Tedworth House Recovery Centre to present awards gained by veterans there since it was registered as a City & Guilds training centre last April. Because Bound by Veterans (The Wiltshire Barn Project) supports Tedworth House…

Project appoints Principal Instructor

20 Dec 2014 by Andrew Harrison

Freya and students - Unit 119, Nov 14Thanks to recent sponsorship from Comic Relief, we have been able to appoint a Principal Instructor to take charge of a new and extensive programme of training courses, workshops and therapy sessions at our home in the Daffodil Barn. Our instructor, Freya Scott, has worked as a commercial bookbinder with Shepherds and the Otter Bindery regularly over the last six years, as well as setting up and running her own freelance photography business. She ran the very first City & Guilds Unit 119 bookbinding…

Stationers Raising Money for Veterans

6 Oct 2014 by Andrew Harrison

image004On Friday, 19th September, a valiant Stationers' Cycling Team cycled away from Stationers' Hall at 5 am, joined a group of friends from the Connaught Club in Great Queen Street, and then pedalled off across the Kent Downs to Dover, and from Calais to Ypres. They cycled wearing poppies from the Royal British Legion, in order to raise funds for both the Legion and the Wiltshire Barn Project. After two days of cycling, they reached Ypres in time to join waiting friends and Master of the Stationers'…

The Project becomes truly Tri-Service!

20 May 2014 by Andrew Harrison

Early in May, we ran another of the popular and effective craft therapy sessions at Tedworth House. The session was attended by three Veterans, one of whom was a former naval rating who transferred to the Royal Marines and spent most of his service with them. Although we have provided support for former members of 29 Commando Regiment, RA, this former Marine is the first true-blue Royal Navy Veteran we have helped. He is back at Tedworth House in the summer and wants to come return for more bookbinding…

New lighting for the workshop

20 May 2014 by Andrew Harrison

At last – we have some new working lights installed in the training-workshop at the Daffodil Barn. It might seem odd that we have waited until now when the days are much lighter and the evenings are drawing out, but when the sky clouds over and the rain sets in, as it did for one of our Saturday classes recently, the Veterans have been thankful for being able to see more clearly. Now there is a chance they can actually see those thin pencil lines they draw.

HRH Visits Wiltshire Barn

2 Nov 2013 by Andrew Harrison

HRH Visits Wiltshire BarnTWBP was delighted to welcome HRH Princess Anne to the Daffodil Barn today where she chatted to veterans on a bookbinding taster course before presenting Terry De'Ath with his hard-earned City & Guilds Bookbinding qualification. Well done Terry! Well done also to Jonathan Powell (TWBP Creator & Manager) and Di Illingworth-Cook (Course Instructor) on also gaining their well-deserved awards for their progress in bookbinding. The Princess Royal was delighted with her own Explorer notebook,…