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Over the last 30 years the Queen Eliz­a­beth Schol­ar­ship Trust has awarded more than £4 mil­lion to crafts­peo­ple in­clud­ing glass­mak­ers, thatch­ers, hand­loom weavers and stained-glass artists. In a new book, A Cel­e­bra­tion of British Crafts­man­ship, the Prince o

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - Contents - Fore­word by HRH The Prince of Wales

The crafts­peo­ple ben­e­fit­ting from the Queen Eliz­a­beth Schol­ar­ship Trust

IT WAS NEARLY THIRTY years ago that Her Majesty Queen Eliz­a­beth The Queen Mother, my beloved grand­mother, sug­gested to the Royal Warrant Hold­ers As­so­ci­a­tion – that dis­tin­guished body of trades­men sup­ply­ing their crafts, ser­vices and prod­ucts to the Royal House­holds – that they should es­tab­lish a char­ity to sup­port and sus­tain Bri­tain’s cul­tural her­itage through ex­cel­lence in crafts­man­ship. Thus, The Queen Eliz­a­beth Schol­ar­ship Trust was born.

Craft has al­ways been at the heart of our coun­try’s iden­tity, from the charm of our many thatched houses, to the mag­nif­i­cent stained glass of our cathe­drals and to the finest weaves and fab­rics that re­main the world’s envy.

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