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Monday, 1 August 2011

It’s not all about writing.

In Halifax, the town where I live, there is an Industrial Museum which was closed down about twelve years ago. We’re in the heart of the West Yorkshire woollen industry here, so there’s a lot of history about. Unfortunately, like most places these days, there’s not a lot of money about and the chances of the local authority reopening it are zilch.

So a few of us have got together to form a group to work on getting the museum open again. We’ve had a meeting with the director in charge of museums and he is open to the idea. He, and the council as a whole, recognise that there is a lot of support for reopening the museum and I think they're heartily glad to find someone willing to take it on. Tonight we’ve had a committee meeting to start working out all the numerous jobs and tasks we need to do.

It’s very exciting – not to mention daunting – but we’re up for it. If you live in or visit the area, and would like to see the museum reopened, either post a comment here or go into the Tourist Information Centre in the Piece Hall and tell them.

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