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Meeting to fight threat to close Wolverhampton museum

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: January 31, 2014

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A PUBLIC meeting will be held at the popular Bantock House Museum next month as the campaign grows to fight moves which could lead to its closure.

It will be at the historic site on Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, on Friday, February 28 at 7pm. Entrance is free.

Last week The Bugle reported that more than 2,196 people had signed up to a Save Bantock House from Closing Facebook site launched by Joanne Preen.

This was following the news that Wolverhampton Council, which must save £197 million in the next five years, could shut the 1730s house unless a cheaper way is found to run it.

UKIP activists, who are organising the meeting, are urging residents to attend to send a strong message to the council to keep the museum open.

Bill Etheridge, a UKIP candidate in the forthcoming European Elections, said: "Our City's heritage should be celebrated and preserved. It should not be destroyed by council cuts."

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