Darwin Birthplace Society

Shropshire Star: Appeal over Darwin fight

Shrewsbury's chief executive has called for "people power" in a bid to force the Government to hand over the keys to Darwin's birthplace.

Robin Hooper said the Mount landmark was vital for the future of Shrewsbury and the council would find it difficult to attract vital funding unless it was in the hands of the town. Currently on a 175-year lease agreement, the building is home to the Valuation Agency.

Mr Hooper said by releasing the building for public use it would give first time access to the gardens and buildings that were a haven for Charles Darwin as a school boy.

For more about the campaign to acquire, restore and provide public access to Darwin's birthplace, check out the The Darwin Birthplace Society's website.

See also: My photos of The Mount.

Richard Carter, FCD

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteNewsletterMastodonetc…

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