Hadrian’s Wall Trust to close within six months as funding evaporates

Hadrians-Wall-TrustThe trust set up to manage Hadrian’s Wall is to close in six months after funding dried up, leaving support for the World Heritage Site “uncertain”.

Hadrian’s Wall Trust revealed it is to close this week, with a series of organisations scrabbling to put funding in place to ensure one of Britain’s most famous monuments can be adequately maintained in the long term.

Linda Tuttiett, chief executive of the Trust, said: “We hope and pray resources can be found to keep the heritage site safe” after confirming that funding cuts had forced the trustees to close the seven-year-old organisation.

“The future is uncertain. Everyone is committed to finding a solution, but it has still not been finalised and nobody has got any money.”

She continued: “It would be dreadful to think one of Britain’s premier heritage sites was not being looked after properly,” adding: “I’m sure that won’t happen, but we would call on all of our strategic partners to find the resources to do a good job.”


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