COLLECTION: Important to protect history

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It was disappointing to read Nic Best’s appeal for public funding to protect the Antiquarian Society’s collection of Morpeth’s historical treasurers (Morpeth Herald, March 9).

If the works of the historical market town of Morpeth are to mean something in the future, it’s important that its history is protected in the way that Woodhorn Museum protects Ashington’s mining past.

Alnwick remains a good example of a local authority working with residents and property owners to protect the town’s history.

Amid the enthusiasm for new builds, the county council could do more to work with the antiquarians for a long-term solution for the collection, perhaps locating it in the Chantry to protect the Chantry’s future.

Robert Pollard