It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

In which The Author learns of an opportunity

Last night I had an unexpected email from Gayle Rogers, one of the key players in the campaign to keep the Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery open (see Lost Heritage, No Future.)
We’ve been handed an opportunity to present our case to John Griffiths, the Minister for Heritage and Culture in the Welsh Government. He’s visiting Dare Valley Country Park tomorrow afternoon, only a mile or so from the Cynon Valley Museum itself. Gayle’s invited anyone who’s free tomorrow to join the protest at the visitors’ centre at 12.45. Placards will be provided.
The Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery ranks among the Top 10 museums in Wales, and has ‘accredited museum status.’ In theory, at least, Mr Griffiths’ department would have an interest in keeping it open, notwithstanding the financial predicament of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
It’s half-term at the moment, so I’d urge anyone who can to head for the Dare Valley Country Park tomorrow. If you haven’t been there before, you’ve a real treat to look forward to. Even if, like me, you’ve been there a thousand times, there’s a very good reason for revisiting the place tomorrow. The fight’s not over yet.
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