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Milford House Financial Capability and Inclusion

by milfordhouse22 in Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Milford House  Financial Capability and Inclusion

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Ensuring Financial Capability and Inclusion. Ensuring sustainability by develop new approach and initiative, Expanding services.

by milfordhouse22 in Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Milford Buildings Preservation Trust is a registered charity established in 2000 to protect, promote, preserve and restore Milford House Co Armagh and its gardens and parkland. Milford House is the former home of the McCrum family one of Ulsters leading linen manufacturing dynasties.  Famous as the most technologically advanced house in 19th century Ireland- the first to be lit with hydroelectricity with six bathrooms and even a proper waterfall in the Dining Room!  World famous as the home of William McCrum who invented the penalty kick rule in football.  From 1936 to 1965 it was home to Manor House Schoolthe only country house residential school for girls of its kind in Northern Ireland. Milford House has an extraordinary story of mass kidnappings, inventions which revolutionised the world of business and sport and letters to and from Stalin. There are fourteen acres of gardens and parkland, a fountain which was home to 36 turtles, a lake and boathouse, 3 walled gardens, seven glasshouses , a tennis pavilion and three tennis courts. Sadly the McCrum family lost everything in the Wall Street crash in 1929 and the contents of Milford House were dispersed at auctionSince being sold by Armagh Council in 2002 Milford House has deteriorated rapidly. It is derelict in private ownership and is one of the top twelve listed buildings at most serious risk in Northern Ireland. The Trust works to protect Milford House. The Trust owns the collections from Milford House incuding family possessions, costumes great works of art and fixtures from Milford House including the magnificent Drawing Room chandeliers which are displayed in Victoria Street Armagh. Help us restore the rooms back to their former grandeur and save the lost collections for the nation for future generations to enjoy

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