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£10m grant for centre from Heritage Lottery Fund


The Heritage Lottery Fund announced last night that they'd be giving ten million pounds towards the Stonehenge visitor centre improvements. Government axes £10m. HLF provides £10m. See we're all in this together and charities can make up the slack. Keep buying those scratchcards. Yes I am being sarcastic. By the way, if you've got a spare nine million pounds then that'll make up the total that EH are going for.

http://www.hlf.org.uk/news/Pages/10minvestmentfromtheHeritageLotteryFundforStonehenge.aspx
Nothing on the EH website yet though, slightly curiously.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th November 2010ce
Edited 16th January 2011ce

Comments (6)

Great news! Lets hope there is no catch ... like some 'body' has to come up with a matching amount. tjj Posted by tjj
19th November 2010ce
This news was embargoed till midnight last night, so they may not have had the chance to set it live yet.

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goffik Posted by goffik
19th November 2010ce
Don’t be bashful Goff – you were first with the news late last night! This is Hampshire » News » dated 19 November ran it and then appeared to pull it shortly afterwards. The first few paragraphs of their news release read -

“STONEHENGE has been given a £10m boost, thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, it has been revealed.

“The grant will support work to remove the existing visitor facilities allowing the experience of the stones to be more naturally integrated with its ancient processional approach and the surrounding landscape. These improvements will give people the chance to explore what the site would have been like thousands of years ago.

"The project aims to improve the visitor experience, including the creation of a new carefully designed visitor centre which will include education and exhibition spaces to help people learn more about Stonehenge’s history. The project will also support training opportunities and a new volunteering programme.”
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
19th November 2010ce
"Don't be bashful Goff – you were first with the news late last night!"

Hah! Cheers, LS!

To be honest, I surprised myself with my self-restraint in respecting the embargo! :D Or was it that I just wanted HA to have the scoop? ;)

http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/stonehenge-improvements-confirmed/

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goffik Posted by goffik
19th November 2010ce
Here you go!

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/stonehenge/our-plans/our-proposals/

:)

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goffik Posted by goffik
19th November 2010ce
Only 9 million squiddly-did? A drop in the ocean for the likes of the Olympics. Mind you, Stonehenge won't line the likes of Lord Coe's bottomless pocket, will it?
Good news, of course, but I fear someone will say 9 million is too much, after all, it's only our past.
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The Eternal Posted by The Eternal
19th November 2010ce
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