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Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives – New Future?

A new proposal about the future of Eva Brook Donly is to come before Norfolk Council on October 17.

As most of you are aware, for the past six months the Norfolk Historical Society has been in consultation with Norfolk County through the Department of Heritage and Culture about the future of the Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives.

In July, a number of proposals were put forward to County Council. The one favoured by both Heritage and Culture and the Norfolk Historical Society was voted down by Council, primarily because of the proposal’s cost.

Heritage and Culture was directed to come up with a new proposal which would allow for the County to take over the operation of the museum and archives at a smaller cost. This new proposal, which was developed with the input of the NHS, was to be presented to Council on Monday, October 2.  However, changes to the proposal were asked for by County officials, and thus a revised proposal is now scheduled to come before Council on Tuesday, October 17.

We will inform the membership when the final version of the proposal is made public on the County web site.

Until then, please mark October 17 on your calendars as we would like to have a significant presence at the Council meeting when a decision (hopefully favourable) is made concerning the future of Eva Brook.

Andy Blackwood
Norfolk Historical Society

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