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Fabulous Valentine's Day Competition

See our facebook page to enter the competition:

https://www.facebook.com/Charlton-House

 

Rules and Regulations:

1.   Open to all UK residents except anyone professionally connected with the competition.

2.   Limited to one entry per household.  No third party or bulk entries will be accepted.

3.   Competition closes at midnight on 13th February.

4.   No purchase necessary.

5.   All entries received will be entered into a competition to win the following: use of the Long Gallery for a wedding / civil partnership ceremony followed by a drinks reception for up to 110 people at Charlton House at a date of the winner’s choice, subject to availability.

6.   This prize does not include registrars fees

7.  No responsibility can be taken for lost, delayed or non-transmitted entries.

8.    Prize is as stated and no cash or other alternative prize is available except that in the event of circumstances outside of its control, Charlton House reserves the right to provide a similar prize of equal or greater value.

9. Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust’s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

10.  The prizewinners will be required to participate in publicity, locally and nationally.

11.  All descriptions and images entered into the competition may be used for PR purposes by RGHT.

Exciting discovery at Charlton House

Staff and volunteers at Charlton House in London have made an extraordinary discovery, in the cellar of the historic building.

Charlton House, part of the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust, has 'rediscovered' historical records and leather bound documents relating to the local area, and dating back more than 150 years.

Hidden deep in the basement of Charlton House, the vault containing the records has been locked since before the building was handed over to the trust 8 years ago.   Amongst the items discovered inside is the First World War Memorial Book for the Borough, containing the names of local men who served during the 1914-1918 war and a 100 year old log book for the local church – St Lukes, which details all services and is annotated with significant events such as the Silvertown Explosion.

Tracy Stringfellow, Chief Executive of Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust explained: “We don’t know how exactly how long it is since the vault was opened, but documents inside are very exciting and likely to be of significant interest to local historians and genealogists”

The documents and books will now be examined by preservation experts to ensure that their condition does not deteriorate. 

 

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