Jailhouse rocked for the Landmark Trust

Celebrating 50 years of the Lnadmark Trust at Folkingham's House of Correction. EMN-150519-102401001

Celebrating 50 years of the Lnadmark Trust at Folkingham's House of Correction. EMN-150519-102401001

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Musicians gathered at the House of Correction in Folkingham on Saturday for a special nationwide event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Landmark Trust.

The former jailhouse was open to the public from 10am until 4pm to join with 24 other historic buildings across the country which the historic building charity has helped rescue and restore since 1965.

The House of Correction used to be a prison for minor offenders serving the whole of Kesteven.

Today only the grand entrance survives.

There were musicians at all of the 25 properties to take part in a spectacular nationwide musical performance to celebrate the trust’s ‘Golden Weekend’.

As part of the celebration and the BBC Get Creative campaign, community music organisation soundLINCS ran a workshop throughout the day at Folkingham to help people hone their musical skills with a series of singing and instrumental sessions focused around the Landmark Trust’s specially-commissioned piece ‘Lines, Loops, Bones and Stones: An Anthem For Landmark’.

At 3pm there was a shared moment across the country as the 25 Landmarks joined together for a performance of Anthem for Landmark, with the piece performed simultaneously across the country at all the venues.