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15 April 2019Meeting Thursday 18th April 2019: AGM followed by The Cromarty Courthouse Talk

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Meeting Thursday 18th April 2019: AGM followed by The Cromarty Courthouse Talk — A History of our Building

Following a short AGM, the 2018-19 season concludes with a talk from our friends at Cromarty Courthouse Museum.

The Courthouse Museum is an elegant Grade A listed building in the heart of Cromarty. Built in 1773 and restored as an award wining museum in 1990, it now houses fascinating permanent and temporary exhibitions and a comprehensive collection of objects and historical papers about the town of Cromarty and parish of Resolis.

Paul Monk was Chair of Trustees of the Museum and curator for 10 years and has a vast knowledge of the Courthouse, the collection and the history of the building itself. Paul will give an insight into the history of the building from its inception until more recent times.

Gordon Haynes is the current Chair of the Courthouse Museum Trust and will cover the last 30 years, since the building has been used as a museum. He will detail the Grade A listing and the requirement for the owners to undertake repairs and the Fabric Report of November 2017. This report showed the need for urgent repairs and their costs and will tell the story of how the trustees, volunteers, staff and helpers have all pulled together over the last two years to undertake maintenance work in the absence of anything forthcoming from the building owners, Highland Council. He will conclude with the latest situation and a call to arms!

The Cromarty History Society has Special Summer fundraising event for the Courthouse Museum planned (more details to follow) and the new season resumes on Thursday 19th September 2019 . We look forward to seeing you then!

Cromarty History Society meets in the West Church Hall, Cromarty at 7.30pm on the the third Thursday of each month, September - April

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