Pewsey Parish Council Community Day

Bouverie Hall Presentation

The Pewsey Heritage Centre were in attendance at the Bouverie Hall on Saturday 6th April 2024, for the Pewsey Parish Council's Community Day. A very good morning was had and a fair amount of interest was shown in our table. Possible volunteers were spoken to, details of our hiring fees and arrangements were taken away and Pewsey Heritage Centre leaflets were given out. All in all a successful morning.

Thank you!

The Pewsey Heritage Centre has been awarded the sum of £2098.27 towards a CCTV System upgrade, replacement windows, for the ones vandalised last year and an office PC for museum administration and CCTV monitoring. We'd like to say a heartfelt thankyou to the Pewsey Area Board for their generosity.

The Pewsey Heritage Centre's 2024 display is Agriculture in the Pewsey Vale


Mr MaggsAJ Hosier Photo by Roland G Haupt


The Pewsey Heritage Centre is open for the 2024 season, with an exhibition on the Agriculture of the Pewsey Vale, with information about AJ Hosier (left) inventor and entrepreneur who created a way of milking that was more hygienic and efficient, JH Maggs (right) a farmer at Rushall who became the Chairman of United Dairies, there are also details of Organic Farming in the Vale, the mechanisation of farming, and much more.

MAS English teal 200

Pewsey Heritage Centre has been Accredited by the Arts Council England.

The Accreditation scheme sets out nationally-agreed standards of good practice and enables museums to assess their current performance, as well as supporting them to plan and develop their services.

Paul Cowan Chairman of Trustees for the Pewsey Heritage Centre:

I can confirm  that an email has been received confirming our accreditation. There are a few tasks we need to do, we also have to acknowledge this award. 

It is incumbent on me to now thank those that have made this possible. Firstly all the trustees who have worked together on this project, Catherine Wellings for coordinating the process, Mike Asbury for the work he has done over the decades with out which we would not be here, Tim Burge for professional guidance also over decades and Heather Perry for your continual support for our cause, Pewsey Heritage Centre.

I would also like to thank the many stewards and volunteers who help on a daily bases, the Hirers of the Education Room, they all play a valuable part in our sustainability.

The wider community also needs recognition, Pewsey Parish Council, Pewsey Carnival, The Pewsey Hasbeens, Friends of Pewsey Heritage Centre, The Co-op Charitable funds, and the many donors who over the years have very generously invested in us. Thank you all.

Finally it must be remembered the invaluable help we received through lockdown from WCC who distributed the Government assistance that kept us afloat.

Thank you all

G Paul Cowan
Trustee Chairman
Pewsey Heritage Chairman

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