Washburn Heritage Centre
The Washburn Heritage Centre was developed by Fewston with Blubberhouses Parochial Church Council at Fewston Church to preserve and promote the unique heritage of the Washburn Valley. Building on the central role which the church has always played in the community, it benefits both local people and the many visitors to the area.
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The official opening was on 23rd June 2011 and was a splendid occasion, attended by many local people, representatives of the organisations who supported the Centre's development, and those who had designed and built it. Gary Verity, the then Chairman of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Yorkshire and Humber Committee, gave an excellent address, and the ribbons across the entrance to the Centre were cut by 5 very special guests who have cherished the Washburn Valley over their lifetimes. They were Shelagh Harrison, Mary Houseman, Walker Barrett, Keith Liddle and Owen Wood, each of whom was presented with a small gift by the Mayor of Harrogate.