THANKS FOR FEAST DAY FUNDS
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.”