Preserving History: PDA® Awards £12,000 for urgent restoration

M3741 Press Release  29/08/23

In an exciting and heartwarming development, the Property Dampcourse Association (PDA®) has extended a generous helping hand to the Tunbridge Wells Memorial Trust by awarding a substantial grant of £12,000. This much-needed financial contribution has been earmarked for the essential structural repairs of the historic Millstone House, a building that holds immense cultural and historical significance.

A Glimpse into the Past

Once an integral part of the illustrious Worthington estate, Millstone House stands as a testament to the grandeur of bygone eras. Regrettably, the passage of time has taken its toll on this expansive property, leaving it derelict and in a state of disrepair for nearly four decades. Yet, amidst the dilapidation, the echoes of a rich history continue to resonate within its walls.

A Beacon of Hope

While conversations regarding potential major refurbishment works have been ongoing, the generous donation from the PDA® comes as a beacon of hope for the restoration efforts. This contribution not only signifies a crucial step towards restoring the physical integrity of Millstone House but also underscores the importance of preserving its historical value for generations to come.

Catalysing Preservation Efforts

Historic buildings are more than just bricks and mortar; they are living embodiments of our shared heritage. Millstone House, with its architectural splendor and storied past, encapsulates the essence of a bygone era. The PDA®’s contribution not only aids in halting the inevitable decay but also catalyses the larger effort to safeguard the legacy of our ancestors.

Building a Bridge Between Past and Present

As discussions around major refurbishments gather momentum, the PDA®’s donation takes the preservation of Millstone House beyond mere intent. It bridges the gap between the past and the present, linking the historical significance of the building with the practical steps needed to secure its future. This partnership between the PDA® and the Tunbridge Wells Memorial Trust symbolises the collective responsibility to honor our heritage and leave a tangible legacy for generations yet to come.

A Call to Action

The PDA®’s contribution is a clarion call to all those who recognise the importance of preserving history. It reminds us that every crumbling facade, every timeworn beam, holds within it stories of the people who came before us. It encourages us to come together and lend our support to the restoration efforts, breathing new life into structures that might otherwise be lost to time.

Looking Ahead

As Millstone House prepares to embark on a journey of restoration and renewal, we stand at the cusp of a remarkable transformation. The £12,000 grant from the PDA® serves as a cornerstone of this journey, providing the resources necessary to ensure that the structural integrity of this invaluable heritage is preserved.

The story of Millstone House is not merely one of bricks and mortar but a narrative of resilience, community, and the enduring power of history. With the PDA®’s generosity, we are now poised to turn this narrative into a reality, ensuring that the echoes of the past resonate vibrantly in the present and future.

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