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Hereford & Worcester / H20bservatory and Alms Houses crowdfunding £325,000

Please help our charity to raise £325,000 to save this building & land to build four Alms Houses.

Our Goal:

On the land, we will build four Eco Alms Houses (planning permission granted) and one gardeners demonstration eco-house.
Inside, community use.

MORE> See History of Alms Houses


The large building contains some seed milling machinery but now stands silent as a reminder of its first use as a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel which opened its doors on 13th November 1829.

Heritage at Risk

The building and site has been neglected for over 31 years and unless it is saved, this heritage may be demolished to make way for a new development.

Heritage buildings like this will never be built again and although it’s not a mill, it has the same look as our charity’s first home in 1978 at Aber Gwen Mill, Pencader, Carmarthenshire.


The building and adjoining land is on the market at £200,000.

So far, we have had estimates for:

A new roof £25,000
Underpinning & New Butress  £18,000
New windors/ door/ stairs  £11,500
Floor repair (Ground/1st/2nd) £7,000
Alms Houses (4) £128,000

We need help with fund raising.


“Just the sort of building that would be good for community use”

Become our Sponsor and enjoy the results – immensely

If you know what you need to achieve
and your aims overlap with our charity work.

If you enjoy collaborating with positive people
who put energy and heart into everything they do.

If you feel that a close association with World of Water
will support your own growth, we should be talking with you.

We design benefits for all

And thank you to the following for their help and support since our launch :

Alexandra Theatre (Birmingham,UK) * Andry Montgomery Group (J.Southam) * Arlington Mill Museum & The Lord Ashdown Charitable Settlement * Dr. Ashok Kumar * Aston University in Birmingham * Tracey Avery * The Bass Museum of Brewing * The Late Alex Behrendt * Bibury Trout Farm (C.I.Peters) * Steve Biddle * BHBN (Linda Gotch) * Birmingham and Midland Institute * Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Art Gallery * Birmingham College of Food and Tourism (Michael Godard) * Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery,UK (Museum Education Dept.) * Birmingham Nature Centre * Birmingham Central Library (Anne Everall) * Birmingham Voluntary Bureau (BVB) * Ellis Birt * Boulton and Paul * British Broadcasting Corporation * the late Prof. Niall Bromage * BRMB(Radio) * Canon (UK) Ltd (Simon Elwell) * Casa Pupo (London) * Conchological Society of Gt. Britain and Ireland * The Conservation Foundation * Craig Denston (Masks) * Richard Digance * The Donside Paper Company, Aberdeen * Dunbarton Museum and Library (Helen Dyson) * Beryl Cornish * European Community * Fleur Easom (Sculpt) * Earth Centre, Conisborough * European Aquaculture Society * Ewos (U.K) * F.G.F. (Aston) * Fishing News Books Ltd. (Vivien M. Heighway) * Frank Forest * Foster Brothers * Rowena Garratt * Janet Grifffiths * Jasco’s (Sound and Light) Ltd * Prof. John Guillebaud * Paul Hales * Hawkins and Manwaring * John Heaton Animations * Helensburgh Museum * Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry * J. Hewit & Sons Ltd. * Highland Water Gardens * Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham * Brian Hosgood * The late Lee Hudson * Martin Hulse * IBM (Paul Appleford) * Institute of Fisheries Management * Interbuild Exhibitions * ISTEL, Redditch * Ken Jackson * J.Sharp (Jasco’s Sound and Light Ltd.) * John C. Jones * Keighley Museum and Art Gallery * Kenning Vehicle Hire * Knucklas Castle Community Land Trust * Louise Kourris * Dr. Peter Landless * Rustie Lee (BBC Radio WM) * The Late M.H.Lloyd, B’ham Fish Market * Lloyds Bank * Llwybr/Pathway * Louis Draplin Ltd.(Printers) * Sue Lyons * Margaret Tregoning (Florists) * MacFarlane Laboratories * Kiko Matsuzuki (Mikimoto Pearl Museum) * Prof. Alan Matty * Metronews * Midland Glass Gallery * Dr. Derek Mills, Dept. Forestry & Natural Resources * Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (J.W.Ramster) * Jonathan (Mitch) Mitchell * Monsanto Co.(London) * Graham Nall * National Aquarium, Washington, USA (Craig Phillips) * National Farmers Union * Natural History Museum (London) Zoology Dept. (Mr.Wheeler) * John Needle * Newhay Fisheries Ltd.(Dr. Martin Jaffa) * New Zealand High Commission (London) * Norsenet * James Oribine/Fish Masks * Oxfam * Pembroke Fish Farms * The Post Office * Powys County Council * Priory Hospital, Bimingham (Dr. Nigel Smith) * Project Dynamo (Welsh Development Agency) * Rank Xerox (M.Bradley) * Rea Valley Conservation Group * The Late Miss Mary Richards * Peter Smith Associates * Sqdr. Ldr. Peters * Stephen Smith Public Relations * Rackhams (B.Stellard) * Rugby Library and Art Gallery * Ian Sandy Entertainments * Science Museum, London (Joe Roome) * Sevem Trent Water,UK. * Shell Film Library * Smith and Sons (Birmingham) * South African Consul, (London) * John Southam Exhibitions * South West Wales Tourist Authority * Antonia Spowers * Paul Stanley * Stephen’s Plastics * Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery * J.& W. Stuart (Scotland) * John Taylor (BBC) * Phillipa Townsend * Sietske van der Veen * J.Vickerstaffs * Warwickshire Museum * Watermill Trout Farm (Martin Hallam) * Wednesbury Art Gallery and Museum * Western Australia Consul, (London) * West Midlands Area Museum Service (Jocelyn Orchard) * Whirligig Theatre Company (David Wood) * White Rose Pharmaceuticals * Jenny Wilkes (BBC Radio WM) * Kay C. Wilton (Costumes) * John Wincott * Woodlands Hospital (Mrs. Beckett) * The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers * Youngs Seafoods (P.S.Lackington)
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