Somerset Cricket Museum
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The Somerset Cricket Museum, which first opened its doors in 1989, has received an early 21st birthday present by way of a legacy of more than £250,000.
The legacy has been left by Miss Patricia Watts, although the trustees of the Museum think that Miss Watts was probably following the wishes of her brother, Mr David Watts, who was an active member of Somerset County Cricket Club in the Bath area until his death in 2004.
The Museum is situated in the Old Priory Barn, a Grade Two listed building, and although it is located within the boundaries of the County Ground in Taunton behind the Centre of Excellence, is run entirely as an independent organization and is a registered charity.
The future of the Somerset Cricket Museum which is widely acclaimed as one of the best of its kind in the country now looks to be secure- thanks to this legacy.
Chairman Charles Clive Ponsonby- Fane, whose family has strong connections with 'I Zingari' one of the best known cricket clubs in the world, said: "Next year will be the Museum's twenty first birthday. This generous gift will allow us all a wonderful opportunity to look back on all that has been achieved and explore our aspirations for the future. It is my hope that we can safeguard the wellbeing of the Somerset Cricket Museum for the generations to come."
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