The charitable status of NADFAS is based, in part, on the existence of volunteers in its associated societies working on heritage projects in their area. The Heritage team at NADFAS House in London scrutinises and approves all projects. The aim of Heritage Volunteers is to provide non-specialist help in the conservation and preservation of our national heritage. Help is directed towards museums, historic houses, National Trust properties and many other heritage organisations and takes the form of caring for collections, recording documents, cataloguing, guiding and stewarding.

The North Staffs Society has had a Heritage Volunteer group for several years.   Completed projects :-

  1. The renovation and repair of garments in the Betty Smithers Design Collection at Staffordshire University.
  2. Making a commemorative kneeler to record the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Czech Volunteer force at Cholmondeley, Cheshire in 1940.
  3. Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, the completion of cataloguing museum papers and records.  These have also been converted to an electronic copy, suitable for internet presentation. A formal presentation of the electronic copy was made to the Museum Director during November 2013.
  4. The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas. Photographing and recording of memorials is now completed.
  5. Cataloguing of "Crested Copper Plates" at Wedgwood Museum, and "The Works on paper project". -  nearing completion
  6. The "Portrait Medallions Project".-  nearing completion

From January 2018: 

  1. The Spode Museum Trust  -   The Spode Papers

          - Manuscript (files) recording for transfer to computer database.                                  

    [ The above projects have been worked on alongside members of The Arts Society Stafford ]   

To find out more about our volunteering or to join, contact our Heritage Volunteer Rep:

Glyn Farrington

Tel:           01782 - 613673