Andrew Lloyd Webber searches for angels

Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber

A musical theatre composer is on the lookout for Heritage Angels in the North West.

Andrew Lloyd Webber founded the competition last year to reward the efforts of local people who have helped to save their heritage.

He would like to hear from groups and individuals who have been involved in saving heritage sites at risk.

This could be people who have helped bring a historic house back from the brink of ruin or restored a church or chapel to its former glory.

They may have reclaimed a historic garden buried beneath a wilderness, or brought new life and a constant flow of visitors to a redundant industrial site.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “I look forward to this year’s Angel Awards and hope we can build on last year’s success.

“Now that the selection criteria have been widened to include Grade II listed buildings, I hope even more Heritage Angels will take part.

“The people responsible for securing our country’s treasures are at the heart of the Angel Awards and our goal is to recognise their work.”

Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage, said: “If you are involved in rescuing a national or local treasure, please step forward and apply for an Angel award – or encourage others to apply.”

For full details on how to enter for an English Heritage Angel Award, or to nominate someone else, visit www.english-heritage. org.uk/heritageangel awards.

The deadline for applications is June 15.