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[04 FEB 00] THE PARSONAGE PROJECT NEWS
Bedworth Heritage Centre Officially Opened

The Parsonage Project, based in the cellar of The Parsonage in Bedworth town centre, was officially opened today by Councillor Mary Beaumont, the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth.

The Opening of the Parsonage Project, Bedworth - 4 Feb 00
OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE PARSONAGE PROJECT BY TOWN CRIER PAUL GOUGH
[Photograph by Helen Cotterill - 4 February 2000]

The cellar of the Almshouses has been completely renovated to house changing exhibitions focusing on the cultural, industrial and agricultural history of the town.

The project has been a year in the planning, and has already received over a thousand visitors since it was opened at the beginning of the year.

The official opening was attended by over 50 people, including members of the Bedworth Society and the local council. The town crier for Nuneaton and Bedworth, Paul Gough, ‘cried’ the news before the guests.

The project has been co-ordinated by the Bedworth Society, who received 40,000 from the Nicholas Chamberlaine Trust to help fund the project. They have also worked hard to raise an additional 10,000 from local residents.

Forthcoming exhibitions for 2000 include:

February – March The Almshouses
April – May Memories 2000
June – July Celebrations
August – September Floral Bedworth
October – November Impact of War
December Christmas Past

The project will be open every Market day (Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) between 10.30am and 1pm. Further details can be obtained from Society members:

Lynda Carnes 024 76 491981

John Burton (President) 024 76 619126

Bill White (Vice President) 024 76 314319

The Bedworth Society still need another 10,000 to set up a multi-media room.

Donations should be sent to:

Mrs M Davies
32 Chamberlaine Street
Bedworth
CV12 8JW

Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Bedworth Society Parsonage Project’
 

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