Letter: Disaster imminent at Pitchford Hall

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The Independent Online
Sir: In all the fuss concerning the resignation of the Heritage Secretary, it should be remembered that it was this minister alone who decided the disastrous fate of Pitchford Hall, Shropshire. The contents have already been lotted up, and the auction takes place on Monday, when the collections, which bring to life this remarkable house and the successive families who have lived there, will be dispersed forever. Even at this late stage, is it not possible for the Government to intervene to stop the sale? Perhaps this could be the first move of the new Secretary of State for National Heritage.

Yours faithfully,


Stanton upon Hine Heath


24 September