How sad that the Textile Conservation Centre – 
http://www.textileconservationcentre.soton.ac.uk/index.shtml in Winchester now seems certain to close -
 
In an age where members of the House (elected and non-elected) seem eligible for ‘allowances’ (of the most dubious kind) something as valuable as our Textile Conservation Centre goes quietly down the drain.
 
As a society with a heritage worth preserving and, through the Textile Conservation Centre which helps to train textile conservators from all over the world to preserve their heritage, the Centre should now be considered so inconsequential.
 
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