Sunday, October 30, 2016

Richard Jefferies Museum up for an award

The Richard Jefferies Museum at Coate, Swindon, is up for an award tomorrow.

It has been nominated in the in the Best Community Action project category in the Historic England Angel Awards, and the winners will be announced tomorrow evening at a ceremony at the Palace Theatre, London.

This film tells you all the about the recent revival of the museum, which is housed in Richard Jefferies' birthplace.

When I visited some years ago it was run by a few enthusiasts and owned by the local council, which had no love for it.

It had a certain ramshackle charm, but it was clear that something had to change if it was not to dwindle further and be lost.

I hope its new guardians win their award.

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