A New Chair of the Trust

After fifteen years of chairmanship of the Trust, John Walker (left) has decided to retire.  John has presided over the restoration of the School and its opening in 2009 by bringing a great team of people together and nurturing them.  John has always encouraged involvement and inclusion of everyone in the volunteer and staff team to “give it a try”.

John’s most important priority has been that volunteers’ involvement should be enjoyable and fulfilling.  John has steered the Trust through taking sole responsibility for funding and managing the restoration of the School, through the tumult of building works, and overseeing our first decade of operation, embedding  Wilderspin firmly in the Barton tourist offer and as a reliable partner in community life, and as a first rate educational museum.

Ian Wolseley (right) has been elected by the Trust as John’s successor as Chair.  Ian finally phased out his  retirement in July as Development Officer – a position he’s held since 2006.

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