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Heritage Action members recently had a meeting in Stony Stratford with Dr Mike Heyworth, Director of  The Council for British Archaeology.  Various areas of common interest were discussed at length including heritage protection, the Treasure Act, metal detecting/artefact hunting and the over-arching current concern for everyone – the funding crisis and the government’s wish to fill the gap by encouraging the development of The Big Society.

All in all it was a fruitful meeting with much common ground being evident and a considerable degree of agreement on the way forward.

Hugh Denis Charles FitzRoy, the 11th Duke of Grafton, who died aged 92 on 7 April, devoted most of his working life to saving the architectural heritage of Britain.

“An eloquent champion of conservation, he lectured all over the world and sat on a breathtaking array of architectural and amenity bodies. He was chairman and later president of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, and also chaired at various times the Historic Churches Preservation Trust, the Architectural Heritage Fund, the Church of England’s Cathedral Advisory Commission and Sir John Soane’s Museum.”

More here –
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/royalty-obituaries/8444090/The-Duke-of-Grafton.html

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