Fwd: [railwaycanal] ETRURIA INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM
- Worth saving methinks...
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From: Roger Taylor <rjtatkes@...>
I have been asked to give this circulation.
Please help save Etruria Industrial Museum
We have created an e-petition; http://eim.epetitions.net/ to get as
many signatures as possible to try to save the Mill from closure.
If you feel it would be appropriate, could you please circulate to as
many of your friends and colleagues as possible to get them to sign it
This is the message I have sent out to try and get support;
"We are emailing you about the council's proposals for cut backs which
include the closure of Etruria Industrial Museum. The council has been
very supportive in the past and this proposal comes as a shock to us.
I have been involved in the restoration, maintenance and running of
this museum from the start, some 32 years ago, all as a volunteer and
for which I was honoured by receiving the M.B.E. in this years News
Years Honours list.
We form part of the vital link in the history of the Potteries as the
only Steam Powered Potters Mill left in working order anywhere in the
world, showing the history of the preparation of the raw materials for
the Pottery Industry and as such have been granted Historic Monument
Status by English Heritage. We also fulfil an important role in
education and the local community.
I would like you to put pressure on those involved in making the
decision to close this very important historic site for the Potteries
to find alternative cost savings and retain this museum under the
jurisdiction of the local council by signing our e-petition ".
Tony Green M.B.E.
(posted by Roger Taylor)