Volunteer Groups

Volunteering activities are central to Decorative and Fine Arts Societies across the country.


Heritage Preservation

Heritage volunteers training and work days – Volunteers from the Society work on a number of heritage projects which, over the last few years, have included the libraries at Lincoln Cathedral; books and artefacts at Scawby Hall near Brigg; conserving and recording museum artefacts at a number of locations; design and making children’s costumes for educational re-enactment at museums;  renovation and conservation work on church textiles and stewarding at Doddington Hall and Scawby Hall.


Church Recording

From time to time the society undertakes the recording of the contents of a church.   This is carried out to a specific format and standard and can take several years to complete.   The final recording report is distributed not only to the church concerned but also the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the National Archive for Historic Buildings.



One of our members, James Phillips, has been working with the Royal Philatelic Society London, in their digitising of the Archives of Perkins Bacon & Company, London, dating from 1828-1935. The presentation accessed here: RPSL TASGAD Presentation.pdf , sets out a fascinating picture of the work James has been doing.



Would you like to come and work in the historic Wren Library in Lincoln Cathedral. If you would like to see what is done, please contact Margaret Forster on 01427 718791

It involves one Monday each month on a rota, with travel expenses provided. It may be possible to arrange a training day in March/April.