TAMWORTH HERITAGE TRUST
Records Our Past Preserves the Present Safeguards Our Future
Registered Charity 1087773
SPRING NEWSLETTER 2020
We hope you are all well and not too bored with this lockdown. It has certainly put a hold on plans we had to invigorate the Trust.
We had planned some talks plus a Social Visit to Elford Walled Garden with a Tour and Afternoon Tea included. But be assured that we are determined to weather the storm and resume with the programme as and when it is safe for us to do so.
News from the Hub
As you can imagine we had to close the Hub in fact we closed before the lockdown was applied as all our volunteers are of an age where we could not endanger them. But it gave us a chance to have a good clean up and spare time to rethink a few things. We visit Middle Entry once a week and are moving furniture to facilitate social distancing and hand sanitising as recommended. We are also forging ahead with some different Tamworth friendly items for sale.
We note that the refurbishment of 10 Colehill seems to be complete so as soon as things improve, we will contact the owners to set a date to install the Plaque held in waiting and have a nice unveiling. The order has gone in for a plaque on the Calders Building on the corner of Bolebridge Street and Victoria Road where Mr Thomas Hulland a renowned Engraver lived. Some of his work even made it to the British Museum. We have plans for several other plaques which residents have recommended – so watch this space.
The Old Grammar School
As many have observed the Old Grammar School on the QEMS site is deteriorating through neglect and vandalism. It belongs to the County Council who leased it to Landau Forte for storage use. We have contacted Stafford County Council on many occasions to bring to their attention the state of the building and received many platitudes but so far no action. Be assured that we will keep pestering them for an outcome.
As you can appreciate the AGM will not be held for the foreseeable future. Again as soon as possible it will be held. In the meantime the end of our financial year is upon us and you will find attached a copy of our end of year Statement of Accounts. These will be audited as soon as possible.
Middle Entry Improvement
The Owners have asked for our help in brightening up Middle Entry after their recent refurbishment and new lighting. We are in contact with New Urban Art, a local charity who are filling the Town with colourful artwork here and there – remember the beautiful Remembrance ‘Lest We Forget’. We wanted something reflecting Tamworth’s history and a professional artist has agreed to paint King Offa on the black boards next to Farm Foods. The scene will no doubt include other salient sections relating to our sterling historic past.
JUST FOR NOW EVERYONE – PLEASE STAY SAFE AND STAY AS HAPPY AND HEALTHY AS YOU CAN.
THT Chairman and Committee Members
WELCOME IN TO TAMWORTH HISTORY In line with our objective of creating a museum, the Trust has acquired a shop unit at 6 Middle Entry. Tamworth Heritage Hub was born. We had an official opening on the 27th April 2017 … Continue reading