Votes needed

By Judith Phillips

Several of you will have heard Megan Leyland talk about the exciting project at Richmond Castle Cell Block where conscientious objectors were imprisoned during the First World War.  I was so sorry to have missed her talk at the museum last year as part of the series of talks on WWI-related topics we’ve arranged.  Megan recently emailed:

“I thought I would send an email to share some exciting news about the research I spoke about in my lecture at the Bowes last year.

I am delighted to let you know that our project, Richmond Castle Cell Block, has reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards, competing against six other projects in the Best Heritage Project category. 

The National Lottery Awards are the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects, and they aim to celebrate inspirational people and projects doing extraordinary things with National lottery funding all across the UK.  This is fantastic recognition for the project team, our volunteers and the many organisations and individuals who have contributed to and supported the Cell Block. 

We need your vote to help us win!  Please support us by casting your vote on or by tweeting using our unique hashtag #NLARichmondCastle. 

Every vote counts, so we really appreciate your support!

Megan Leyland”

Please follow the link given above to find out about the national lottery Awards and the finalists in the various categories, and then please vote.