HENDRED HERITAGE TRUST
Hendred Heritage Trust
grew out of a Museum/Heritage organisation started by the Hendred's
Society when they held very successful local exhibitions of Hendred's
Heritage in the late 60's and 70's.
Eyston family had refurbished Champs Chapel in 1974 enabling a more
permanent collection of village memorabilia to be started and continued
for some years by the Parish Council. This was done very much under the
auspices of the late Olga Ashthorpe one of the then Parish Councillors
and at that time also Clerk to the Council.
the mid 90's the Parish Council could no longer justify the regular
financial commitment required and relinquished the lease on the Chapel.
group of village people took on the responsibility of Trusteeship.
Short-term leases from the Hendred Estate have been obtained.
Trust obtains funds by various fund raising events, as well as from
individuals and organisations. As a Registered Museum and Charity some
concessions are available to reduce the overheads and to help provide
essential museum services.
remains open to the public without having to resort to entrance fees
though Gift Aid donations are welcomed to help keep the museum active.
Trustees have recently been able to arrange for a permanent base as
well as archival storage in Snells Hall.
operating committee consists of the Trustees together with other
regular helpers who service museum needs. All are volunteers giving of
their spare time whenever possible. The Honorary Curator oversees the
work. This basic advice comes via the Oxfordshire Museum Service.
SEMLAC (South East Museum Libraries and Archives Council) provides
additional expert advice to maintain the professional standard of a