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Thread #130895 Message #2948875
Posted By: Vic Smith
21-Jul-10 - 07:02 AM
Thread Name: Vaughan Williams Memorial Library & its importance
Subject: RE: Vaughan Williams Memorial Library & its importance
There is so much good sense in what you say, Dick, that I am forced to agree with you. Let's straight away move the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library to Stoke (for Greg's convenience) or Crewe or Derby or Leicester or Birmingham or wherever you think would be most suitable.
I'm sure that it would be a worthwhile move. I'm sure that you, Dick, would like to head the fundraising committee to meet the costs involved. I would gladly help by arranging a detailed costing of buying new premises and arranging the careful packing and transport of sometimes priceless but vulnerable material, though I'm afraid that my initial investigation reveals that it may run into millions of pounds.
I would also make it my responsibility to convince Malcolm, Peta and Elaine that there is so much to be gained by moving to a destination of your choice.
Please could you post your planned time scale for the move along with the exact location you have in mind so that I can make progress on producing a detailed and realistic estimate of the costs.