Museum Trust collects accolade

Sleaford and District Civic Trust vice-chairman Chris Hodgson presents a Civic Trust Award plaque to chairman of Sleaford Museum Trust David Marriage and Maggie Carr of Carre Heritage. EMN-160319-114646001
Sleaford and District Civic Trust vice-chairman Chris Hodgson presents a Civic Trust Award plaque to chairman of Sleaford Museum Trust David Marriage and Maggie Carr of Carre Heritage. EMN-160319-114646001

Chairman of Sleaford Museum Trust, David Marriage, accepted a plaque from Sleaford and District Civic Trust on Wednesday in recognition for the outstanding conversion work done to the town’s old Monument Gardens toilet block to become a museum.

The plaque was presented at the Civic Trust’s awards night and annual meeting at Sleaford Catholic Church Hall by vice-chairman, Chris Hodgson.

Also there was Maggie Carr of Carre Heritage Builders, who carried out the work. The Trust considered the design “discreet and appropriate for its setting and constructed to a high standard”, and “a splendid addition to the resources and facilities of the town”.

The museum has seen a huge number of visitors in its first year and the fascinating history of Haverholme Priory forms its new display until June, with stories of hauntings, duels and the end of an aristocratic way of life, enhanced by artefacts and pictures.