The Vardo Restoration Appeal
In 2011 we launched a public appeal to raise funds for the restoration of Romany’s famous vardo – proudly known as the smallest tourist attraction in the country and still on outdoor display in Wilmslow. It had been open to the public once a month during the summer months.
Despite many minor repairs over the years the Vardo’s condition had deteriorated and it needed a thorough professional restoration.
Following successful fund-raising the Vardo was successfully restored – but its future became the subject of some debate. Should it be put back in the memorial garden in Wilmslow, where it had stood for many decades, or should it go elsewhere?
The final decision, inevitably controversial to some, and with strong feeling from both sides both within and outside the society, was that it should be moved to a new home, and it is now (from 2013) located at Bradford Industrial Museum.
For more information about the vardo visit the Vardo page.
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