Rotary grant for museum’s kitchen

Nigel Wood, left, and Greg Burt in the new kitchen SUS-150126-092715001
Nigel Wood, left, and Greg Burt in the new kitchen SUS-150126-092715001

VOLUNTEERS and visiting groups to a museum will be able to enjoy a cuppa in style.

Bognor Regis Local History Society has been able to refurbish the kitchen at the town’s museum to enable its helpers to prepare refreshments in modern surroundings.

The work has been carried out with a £1,450 Bognor Hotham Rotary Club grant.

History society chairman Greg Burt said: “The society is extremely grateful to the rotary club for their generosity which means we can now cross another job off our ‘to do’ list.

“It is only right we offer the team who man the museum continually for over seven months, plus all those working through the winter on new and improved displays, good facilities.

“It also means that we are more geared up to providing light refreshments for pre-booked visiting parties if required.”

Nigel Wood, the rotary club’s president, said: “The volunteers do a fantastic job recording and presenting the town’s past for the education and enjoyment of both residents and visitors.”

The museum helpers had been making do with the remnants of the kitchen fittings of the former Berkeley Arms pub on West Street before it re-opened as the museum in 2011. The initial work centred on those areas seen by visitors.

A £50 grant from Aldwick Parish Council helped towards a larger fridge for the kitchen.