Volunteer Opportunity:

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David Parr House are looking for 4/5 volunteers to help with their Textile Collection.

There will be a training day on Thursday 26th April (at 3 Montague Rd). The conservation cleaning and cataloguing sessions will be Thursday mornings at Montague Rd 9:30am-12:30pm beginning 3rd May. Volunteers will need to attend the training to do the cataloguing.

Please contact Vicky Field 01223 844235 if you are interested in helping with this project



A new project for volunteers at the David Parr House, Cambridge

We have an opportunity for our Heritage Volunteers to work at the David Parr House in Gwydir Street.  This was the home of David Parr who worked as an artist painter for the Cambridge based decorative firm FR Leach known for their work locally, on Queens’ Old Hall and Jesus College Chapel. In his free time, he painted his terraced house in the same style to produce an extraordinary interior. 

The house is currently closed for conservation work and is due to open towards the end of next year but volunteers are needed in October to carry out research on the house contents, garden design and also the firm of FR Leach and the work they undertook. 

On completion of the restoration work volunteers will be required to use the knowledge they have gained in their research to assist with guiding in the house and garden. 

This will be exciting, ongoing project for The Arts Society Cambridge and will be of interest to all who wish to learn more about late 19th century Cambridge and the work of David Parr.

It shall require commitment, basic IT skills some and care in undertaking research but training and support will be given by the enthusiastic staff of the David Parr House. 

Be part of something special –  if you are interested in taking part in this exciting project or would like more information please contact 

Vicky Field

01223 844235

For more information on the David Parr House