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Send & Ripley History Society’s Appeal To Save Its Museum

Published on: 11 May, 2017
Updated on: 13 May, 2017

With serious structural issues having recently come to light, Send & Ripley History Society is fundraising to save its much-loved museum building.

Once a branch of National Westminster Bank, the building which is now Ripley Museum was moved on a low loader in the 1990s to its current location in the car park of Ripley Village Hall.

Members of Send & Ripley History Society are fundraising to save their museum building.

The society considered giving up the museum and reverting to being a local history group, but decided that the museum gives a focus to what the Send & Ripley History Society does, enabling it to show off the artefacts and photographs local people have donated over the years. The building is clearly ‘loved’ by members and local people alike.

Once the decision was made to repair the building it was clear that the remedial work would cost over £6,000. With the society feeling it would be irresponsible to use all its reserves, it appealed to local businesses to come to the rescue – and members have been amazed by the response.

Some businesses have made donations, while others have given generous raffle prizes, which include vouchers to use in local shops and restaurants and a first prize of £100.

Raffle tickets are available from the museum (open every Saturday morning from 10am to 12.30pm) and from local businesses and the draw will take place on Saturday, July 22 at the Ripley Summer Event.

To find out more about Send & Ripley History Society and its museum, visit


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Responses to Send & Ripley History Society’s Appeal To Save Its Museum

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    May 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Just one of the many local community initiatives and ventures which should be supported.

    Local people should get involved and not just say: “The people running the venture are doing a good job so I don’t need to do anything.”

    Volunteer to keep these ventures going, they need everyone’s support.

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