Biography for David Odgers
I have been a resident of Somerset since starting as a trainee conservator working on the West Front of Wells Cathedral in 1979.
Having gone on to found and then run a large architectural conservation company based in Frome, I had the opportunity to work on many of the great buildings of the country including (briefly) Glastonbury Abbey.
For the past 15 years I have been advising, teaching and writing on the conservation of the built heritage and have been particularly struck by the part (often unappreciated) that historic buildings play in the life of a community.
As a Trustee, I hope I will be able to play a part in helping maintain and develop the facilities of the abbey and the way in which it is perceived and celebrated within the wider community.