(First published in 1989 in volume 4, p. 88, of the third series of The Bradford Antiquary, the journal of the Bradford Historical and Antiquarian Society.)
Since our last report much progress has been made in the preservation of the hall. The re-roofing has been completed and also the greater part of the work of refurbishing the stonework of the windows. Where new stone has been required for this purpose it has been cut from a local quarry and is already beginning to blend in with the existing material.
English Heritage have made a payment equivalent to 90% of the remaining money from their original grant and this has enabled the Society to complete Phase One of the preservation. A grant from the now defunct West Yorkshire Metropolitan C.C. has financed the making of two oak doors, which have now been placed in store until required.
As a beginning to Phase Two the Society is proposing to offer for sale window space in which interested parties will be invited to pay for stained glass depicting their coat of arms, logo etc. There are over 30 windows which are suitable for this purpose.
The Society is anxious to press on with Phase Two and the Hon. Treasurer, Dr Norman Entwistle, 3 Collier Lane, Baildon, Shipley BD17 5LN (Tel 0274-581503) will be glad to receive any contributions or offers of help
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