Help save Clarke Hall at its family fun day

Clarke Hall Summer history day'Clarke Hall with visitors
Clarke Hall Summer history day'Clarke Hall with visitors
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YOU can help the fight to save Clarke Hall at its fun family day out this weekend.

The Express revealed last month that the museum could be forced to close after its main source of funding ran out on April 1.

Since then the council has had a ‘productive’ meeting with the National Trust, which campaigners hope will lead to the charity taking over the 17th century living history attraction.

In the meantime the Friends of Clarke Hall group, who are organising the open day, have been rallying support through a petition which can be signed at the event on Sunday.

Janice Scanlon, publicity officer for the group, said: “It would be great if the community come along and show their support for keeping Clarke Hall open, whether it’s because of their interest in the education aspect, or purely for the historical value. It’s been there for a long time and it would be such a shame to lose it.”

Schools have also given the campaign their backing and sent their own petitions to the council.

The open day will start at 10am and finish at 4pm on Sunday. There will be something for everyone with costumed demonstrations, crafts, period music, hands-on activities for all ages, including quill-writing and egg decorating

The shop will be open selling a range of unusual gifts, plus a tearoom serving home-made cakes.

Tickets cost £3.50 for adults, (£2 concessions) and children go free.