MAY I point out that the Hampshire Cultural Trust’s (HTC) idea of saving money by closing the Andover Museum is not only an attack on our cultural heritage, but an attack on our children’s education.

The museum has always had time for children to view the exhibits and to enjoy them. On some occasions a “dressing-up” box has been available at the end of the visit. I am certain that this fun way of viewing the history of the town and its surroundings is much more helpful in learning about the past than by sitting at a school desk. Their mothers are also dismayed at the possible closure. Many of them take their children to the museum, especially in the long summer holidays.  They, too, feel they are being short-changed by the HTC.

June Harris

Chantry Street


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