Letter: Museum plea
I would like to endorse the comments made by SC McCarthy (A Vital Part Of Town’s History, News Views, November 5) regarding the recent staff redundancies at Newark Town Hall Museum.
The museum was closed in March because of the covid crisis and, unlike the National Civil War Centre, which re-opened in July, remained closed following the ending of the first national lockdown.
The museum originally opened in 1999 and has attracted thousands of visitors over the years.
With the closure of the museum visitors will no longer have access to the Town Hall’s elegant Assembly Room or Ballroom.
The Assembly Room was restored in to its original 18th Century grandeur in 1990.
With its Robert Adams-style interior and Wedgwood-inspired designs the Ballroom is regarded as one of the finest Georgian Assembly Rooms in the UK.
Once the current covid crisis has passed, Newark Town Council should rapidly find a way to re-open the museum and the Assembly Room. — DARRYL HILLGROVE, Saucemere Drive, Newark.