40 YEARS of Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum

Staff and vol­un­teers praised as mu­seum cel­e­brates 40 years of suc­cess

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An­tiques Road­show’s Eric Knowles brings added value to mu­seum’s cel­e­bra­tions

The party was to hon­our the hard work of all the past and present vol­un­teers and staff who had played a role in de­vel­op­ing, grow­ing and run­ning the mu­seum, and high­light the im­por­tance of rais­ing funds to en­sure the mu­seum can con­tinue to con­serve Chilterns his­tory for the fu­ture.

Milly Soames, High Sher­iff of Buck­ing­hamshire, and Lady El­iz­a­beth Howe, Pa­tron of the Mu­seum’s 40th An­niver­sary Ap­peal, gave com­mem­o­ra­tive speeches prais­ing the achieve­ments of the mu­seum and those in­volved, and a toast was raised by the Lord Lieu­tenant Sir Henry Aubrey–Fletcher.

Speak­ers were an­nounced in tra­di­tional style by Bea­cons­field Town Crier Dick Smith.

Mu­seum Di­rec­tor Sue Shave said: “This was truly a night to re­mem­ber for all who at­tended this celebration.

“The High Sher­iff, the Lord Lieu­tenant and Lady Howe were all unan­i­mous in their praise for the many achieve­ments of Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum over the last 40 years and their ad­mi­ra­tion for the many vol­un­teers who have founded and helped to de­velop our unique mu­seum.

“Many of our lo­cal coun­cil­lors at­tended the evening and we are most grate­ful to them for their in­valu­able and con­tin­u­ous sup­port over the years.”

Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum’s 40th An­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions con­tin­ued with celebrity vis­its by Pa­trons and TV per­son­al­i­ties Eric Knowles and Tom Keane, who were at the Mu­seum valu­ing hid­den trea­sures brought in by visi­tors, with all val­u­a­tion costs do­nated to the mu­seum.

Pa­tron Sir Wil­liam MacAlpine and Lady Judy MacAlpine also vis­ited with friends Sir Pere­grine Worsthorne and Lady Lucinda Lambton, a writer and pre­sen­ter of many films for the BBC and ITV, who has filmed a se­ries about his­toric toi­lets at the mu­seum in the past and who is keen to work with and sup­port the mu­seum in the fu­ture.

Above Eric Knowles with mu­seum di­rec­tor Sue Shave and be­low with Lord and Lady MacAlpine, Tom Keane, Lady Lucinda Lambton and Sir Pere­grine Worsthorne. Inset, guests with Bea­cons­field Town Crier Dick Smith

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