Temporary home secured for carriages

Published on 30 September 2022

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The search for a suitable temporary home to house Beechworth’s historic carriages appears to be over with the National Trust expected to sign a lease next week on a site close to town.

The Trust together with the Old Cranks and Council’s Cultural Heritage Manager inspected the site earlier this week, deeming it suitable as a temporary location for the collection.

Council CEO Trevor Ierino said it was a great outcome and a positive step towards ensuring the carriages are safe and secure and that the required conservation works and research can commence once on site.

“Through the signing of a MoU with the Trust, attention will now turn to turn to research and conservation works required to ensure the long term future of the carriages is secure. This step will be an exciting process that will involve community volunteers and heritage experts.” Mr Ierino said.

The MoU is expected to be signed in the coming weeks.




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