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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #340 on: June 18, 2009, 10:41:52 PM »
Many thanks to Lynda Waltho for raising this issue so clearly in the House, particularly at a time when there are probably many other areas she could have focused on.  :)
 
But although Barbara Follett seems supportive, some of her comments and replies leave me feeling uneasy. We may have won a battle, but I fear we have not yet won the war.
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #341 on: June 19, 2009, 04:54:07 PM »
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #342 on: June 22, 2009, 07:36:30 AM »
BBC WM are backing our campaign!
 
I did an interview with Phil Upton this morning and they have been playing it on the news every half hour.
 
live feed http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/bbc_wm/

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #343 on: June 22, 2009, 09:12:36 AM »
Blimey Janet; thats fantastic!
More power to the Hendry elbow!

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #344 on: June 22, 2009, 05:52:50 PM »
We have made it on the front page of Express and Star again!

http://saveourglassheritage.blogspot.com/2009/06/today-we-have-made-front-page-of.html


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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #345 on: June 22, 2009, 05:59:47 PM »
Well done, Janet and Charles. Keep it up!   ;) ;D
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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #346 on: June 23, 2009, 04:20:23 PM »
I gave Chris from BBC radio WM a tour around Broadfield today. He saw wine glasses being made in the Hot Glass Studio, press clippings from the campaign and commented on how impressive the museum was. He also enjoyed seeing Graham's Czech Glass Collection.

Simon and Ian from the Ruskin also introduced the Glass reflections weekend they will be holding on the 11th and 12th July to WM.

We were also joined by Malcolm Andrews who was Head Cutter at Corbett Webb/Royal Doulton for 30 years.

We will be on air tomorrow! Thanks WM!

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #347 on: June 23, 2009, 06:47:12 PM »
For those in the UK but outside the BBC WM reception area, you can listen live online (or use the listen again feature to catch up later) from here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_wm

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #348 on: June 23, 2009, 07:45:15 PM »
The Culture Minister, Barbara Follett MP, warns Dudley Council not to take risks with the collection, not to implement and unnecessary closures and to listen to the local community

http://www.politics.co.uk/mps/press-releases/party-politics/labour/council-must-work-with-local-people-%E2%80%93-says-minister-$1305699.htm (Mod: Link fixed)

 
Former Stuart Crystal shop at the Red House Glass Cone up for sale.

http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/4452403.Special_meeting_on_glass_saga_organised/

 

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Re: Broadfield House to Close
« Reply #349 on: June 23, 2009, 07:57:36 PM »
Just for clarification, I understood that the former Stuart Crystal shop belonged to the now defunct Waterford Wedgwood group not to Dudley Council...?  The newspaper story actually states, "Meanwhile Dudley Council has confirmed the former Stuart Crystal shop at the Red House Glass Cone site has been put up for sale" which doesn't mean the same as, "Dudley Council puts ... [it] ... up for sale."

 

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