Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Help Save the Hulton Archive

The Friends of Lancashire Archives need assistance to help save the valuable Hulton Archive.
The major archive of the Hulton family near Bolton was deposited at the Lancashire Record Office in 1943 for safekeeping. It is a well catalogued and preserved family and estate archive of local and national significance.
The current owner of the Hulton Archive wishes to sell it and the Friends of Lancashire Archives aim to raise the £95,000 purchase price by the end of November 2014 see Friends of Lancashire Archives appeal.
The ways in which you can support the appeal are here.
I hope that the appeal which I support will succeed in retaining the archive in Lancashire where in the 70 years of conservation and preservation effort lancashire County Council have worked well to keep the Archive in Lancashire.