Friday, May 10, 2013

Heritage lottery grant for the Richard Jefferies Museum

Good news from Swindon Link:
One of Swindon’s historic gems is about to get a boost after being told it is to receive a £30,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). 
The Richard Jefferies Museum, home of local Victorian writer and naturalist, has been given the grant to help develop a dedicated Trust and breathe new life into this important local landmark.
The report goes on to quote John Price, Chair of the Richard Jefferies Society, whom I met when I visited the museum in 2009:
"Society members is [sic] delighted to hear of the success of the HLF bid, and looks forward to working with the Trust to make the Museum at Coate more accessible to Swindonians and visitors to the Town. It is a most important literary jewel that we have done our best to make available to all, but have been limited by time, money, and availability of volunteers to take responsibility for opening the house more regularly."

No comments: