Urgent plea to save the Horner Photographic Collection for the people of North Craven
The Folly has been offered first refusal on the Horner Collection, an extraordinary set of images from Settle’s photographic studio, operated by three generations of the same family from 1864 to 1960. The collection records a century of people, buildings and landscapes in North Craven, an incredible resource for historians and local people alike. There are more than 1000 photographs in the collection. Many of these are original glass plate negatives, which will need to be carefully conserved and stored.
If we can secure the Horner Collection, a selection of photos will be on permanent display in the Museum of North Craven Life. We will digitise the photographs to create a full online catalogue.
We have already raised more than half of the purchase price with generous support from ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund. We now have an urgent target to raise the remaining £1725 by the end of March.
Please donate now via our crowdfunder, or though a bank transfer (please use reference “Horner” so we know where to direct your donation). For more information about the collection, please email email@example.com
The North Craven Building Preservation Trust is a Registered Charity (no. 505438). We rely upon grants and donations to enable us to do the vital work of preserving and restoring historic local architecture and bringing buildings at risk back into public use. As we had to close to visitors during the coronavirus crisis, we have seen a dramatic fall in our income, which mainly comes from visitor admissions and from our coffee house and shop. Please support us if you can and let us know if you can Gift Aid your donation.
- We urgently need funds to enable us to undertake essential repairs to The Folly, the unique, 17th century Grade I listed building that houses the Museum of North Craven Life
- We are currently seeking match-funding for a major grant application to renovate the Zion Chapel and Zion Hall.
Every donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated and directly helps us to preserve and share the irreplaceable heritage of North Craven.
- £10 will purchase a conservation-grade archive storage box
- £100 will help repair a window
- £1,000 will replace or repair a damaged timber
- £10,000 will help fix a leaking roof
If you would like information on how you can offer a legacy, or become a Supporter, a Patron or Benefactor, please contact us for more information.