As a step in our gradual progress, Rowlands Castle Heritage Centre was registered as a charity in September. It is now preparing for its inaugural AGM in November. The first seven trustees will be formally elected and a programme of work for the next two years initiated.
The newly purchased iconic model railway showing the Village during preparations for the D-Day landings of June 1944 attracted public acclaim during the summer when it was on display for five months at Stansted House. We are grateful to the Stansted Park Foundation for the opportunity to display it there. Discussions are under way to display it there again in 2018.
Our Website is the Centre’s shop window and continues to be developed. The Constitution and Chairman’s Report and other supporting information can be viewed under ‘More About Us’.
Location for a Museum
The search for a permanent location for a local museum has been resumed including a meeting with First MTR Group, the rail group that has been awarded the new franchise now named South Western Railway. RCHC has lodged an initial expression of interest in the accommodation above the station, and will be meeting railway representatives shortly.
Working Group members are: Kevin Connell, Alan Eyers, Malcolm Smith, Sandra Hodgetts, Prue Amner or Alan Drinkwater.