Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

HE­LEN LIGHT Mar­ket­ing Of­fi­cer Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum CHILTERN Open Air Mu­seum was de­lighted to be pre­sented with a cheque of £2,000 from the Chal­font St Peter Feast Day Com­mit­tee at their re­cent Awards night in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Chal­font St Peter.

The gen­er­ous do­na­tion will be used to fund the 2,000 hand-made clay tiles that will cover the gar­den wall on their re­con­structed cot­tage from Had­den­ham, a vil­lage in the Aylesbury Vale.

The gar­den wall is be­ing built by the mu­seum’s team of vol­un­teer builders who will fix the tra­di­tional clay peg tiles to the top of the wychert wall to pro­tect it from the rain.

As a char­ity the mu­seum has no reg­u­lar fund­ing and has to raise all its own funds for run­ning costs and projects.

This do­na­tion will make it pos­si­ble to com­plete the gar­den walls for this very unique build­ing pre­serv­ing a piece of Chilterns his­tory .

Mu­seum direc­tor Sue Shave said: “The mu­seum is very grate­ful to the Feast Day Com­mit­tee for their gen­eros­ity and in­valu­able sup­port for their lo­cal mu­seum. We are de­lighted that the com­mit­tee signed one of the tiles for us which will be fixed onto the back gar­den wall which is to be built next year.”

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