Money pours into Downham Market museum project

Lynn News Web Site Fillers
Lynn News Web Site Fillers
Have your say

Money is starting to pour into an appeal to transform a former fire station into a Downham museum.

Downham and District Heritage Society needs to raise £650,000 to refurbish Priory Road site to house the town’s history.

Staff at the Original Factory Shop in Downham have made £3,388.21 for the society with a variety of activities including fancy dress, community raffle and sponsored events.

A table top sale will be held at the old fire station on Sunday to raise money for the project when a further large donation will be received.

Stalls selling bric-a-brac and books will be set up from 9am to noon.

Earlier this year the society received a £386,300 Lottery grant to go towards the costs of the project but are also applying for further grants.

Members have also set themselves the target of raising £12,000.

The annual meeting of the heritage society will be held in the Town Hall Assembly Room on Wednesday, April 16, at 7.30pm.