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Offline flyboy90

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #290 on: March 13, 2009, 08:11:58 AM »
Well said Simon,very true words indeed, will the message ever get through to the people concerned?? I sometimes
wonder how they sleep at night? I couldn,t if I was up to their tricks.


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #291 on: March 13, 2009, 01:32:34 PM »
The letter should do I've just put it into the council office post box, well to : Clare Marshall, Marketing & Communications, Council House, Dudley Council, Dudley DY1 1HF to be exact as I heard this is the person taking on all the  snail mail.
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #292 on: March 13, 2009, 01:47:05 PM »
Well written Simon, I hope they take note.


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #293 on: March 24, 2009, 07:56:10 PM »
Historic factory shop to close
Stourbridge News by Bev Holder

http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/4230419.Historic_factory_shop_to_close/

WORDSLEY’S historic Stuart Crystal factory shop is shutting its doors for the last time this week (Thursday March 26) - with nine long-serving staff members set to lose their jobs.

The shop on the Red House Glass Cone site has been trading for 60 years - attracting custom from glass collectors across the country and overseas. But the demise of the Waterford Wedgwood Group - which owned the shop and which is now in administration - has sounded the death knell for the popular outlet.

New York based private equity company KPS Capital Partners LP has bought certain UK and Irish assets belonging to the renowned crystal and china company. But the deal has not saved the Wordsley factory shop, which attracts hundreds of visitors a week and which still houses some of the famous glass tableware manufactured - but delivered too late - to grace the tables on doomed White Star Line steamship the Titanic.

Manager Jann Richards - who has worked at the store for a decade - described the closure shock as “heartbreaking”. She told the News: “People are going to be absolutely stunned because it’s been here so long. I don’t think people will comprehend what’s happened - it’s been everybody’s local glass shop and it’s the last of this size in the area. “We really thought they would keep the shop. It’s been here for 60 years and we were a reasonably successful business considering the economic climate. “Since Christmas we’ve been holding our own.”

She said staff members facing the dole queue had been associated with the glass industry for much of their lives; with longest-serving worker Ros Rigby notching up 40 years at the historic site and glass engraver Alan Crannage having perfected his trade for the last 30 years.

The shop closure will not affect the Dudley Council-run museum and cone, which are rented under a 99-year-lease agreement.

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #294 on: March 24, 2009, 10:33:07 PM »
Looking at the photo of the shop in the article it looks quite small.... as in not large enough to house the Broadfield House museum collection?


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #295 on: March 25, 2009, 12:44:06 PM »
It isn't!! That would be ludicrous. Areawise, it's smaller than the antiques centre in Morecambe (that's to give Anne an idea).


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #296 on: March 27, 2009, 11:35:44 AM »
                    HELP SAVE BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM
                                             YOUR VOICE COUNTS



      :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:  MUSEUM RECOGNITION – CONGRATULATIONS!!    :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:


26 March 2009 – “Best of the West Awards”:

“Best Individual”
– Roger Dodsworth, BHGM’s curator

“Best Exhibition on a Small Budget” – for the exhibition held at BHGM:

“The Danger of the Image – Glass Dresses by Diana Dias-Leao”


Having won a number of awards and achieved recognition over the years Broadfield House Glass Museum was successful in gaining both the awards that they were entered for in the “Best of the West Awards” run by Renaissance West Midlands.

This is a body that represents the museums, libraries and archives council which is a national organisation. It means that a panel of judges who know and understand have voted for BHGM to be recognised for their endeavours with these awards.


Nigel


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #297 on: March 27, 2009, 12:15:56 PM »
                    HELP SAVE BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM
                                             YOUR VOICE COUNTS



And, the record of BHGM...............


BROADFIELD HOUSE GLASS MUSEUM – Awards and recognition:

Opened:
 
“Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
 Broadfield House Glass Museum
 Opened by
 HRH Princess Michael of Kent

 On 2nd April 1980”

In first year:

Come to Britain Trophy
 Certificate of Distinction
 Awarded to Dudley MBC and
 Broadfield House 1980”


National Heritage
 Museum of the Year Awards

 1981
 Highly Commended
 Illustrated London News”


Regarding the Entranceway/foyer glass structure:


“This project has been partly financed
 with aid from
 European Regional Development Fund
 17 November1994”


Civic Trust Awards 1996
 Contribution to the Quality and Appearance of the Environment”


Registered Museum
 Broadfield House Glass Museum

 No. 764
 Complies with the standards of the
 Museums and Galleries Commission
 Registration Scheme”
 2 June 1998


 “Investor in People
  Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
  Planning and Leisure Department
  Awarded 15 February 2000,
  by Dudley Training and Enterprise Council”


 “Heart of England
  Excellence in Tourism Awards

  2006
  Visitor Attraction of the Year
  (Small)”


Nigel


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #298 on: March 27, 2009, 01:29:20 PM »
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #299 on: March 27, 2009, 02:12:39 PM »
Thanks Christine, that does help with the size comparison.

Well done to all at Broadfield House with the latest awards. :clap:

 

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