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Annual students photo competition results for 2016

The winners of the annual photo competition organised for students by the St Albans Camera Club with the Trust were chosen on the 6th December.  These and other entrants will be on display at the Cathedral’s north Transept from Sunday 8th January for two weeks. samagt-sta-camera-club-student-competiton-2016-results-awards

Talent show raises £3,000 for museum and art gallery project

St Albans’ Got Talent winner Damien Winchester has handed over £3,000 to the City’s new Museum and Art Gallery project. He presented a cheque after enjoying one of his prizes – the chance to sing in front of more than 16,000 people at the St Albans Christmas lights switch-on. The money was raised at the Grand Final of the contest, held at the Alban Arena on Halloween night. Damien beat 10 other hopefuls with his rendition of Hold Me in […]

Sopwell House help the project

As part of their Pearl Anniversary celebrations, Sopwell House & the Bejerano family have generously donated £72,000 towards “renaissance; St Albans”.  Abraham Bejerano is a patron of the Trust and has generously supported the project to create a new Museum and Gallery in the Town Hall at the heart of the City of St Albans.  

#MyStAlbansStory

What’s your story? Why are you supporting the new museum and gallery project? The Town Hall is due to be restored and transformed into a state-of-the-art new museum and gallery as part of a £7.75million project, with building work due to start in the next few months. You can find out more about the project here. 86% of funding has been secured, with significant contributions coming from St Albans City and District Council’s redevelopment of the old Museum of St […]

Clock Tower graffiti

Have you been up and seen the graffiti at the top of the Grade 1 listed medieval Clock Tower? Georgina, our Fundraising Support Officer, climbed the 93 steps of the Clock Tower and took photos of some of the graffiti etched into the stonework. It is one of the sights the new museum and gallery will help highlight, along with the mediaeval history of the town that it represents.  This summer why not climb the steps to enjoy the view and […]

Wonderful women celebrated at Verulamium Museum

An exhibition about ‘Hertfordshire’s Hidden Heroines’ will be celebrating the achievements of remarkable women from across the county this August at Verulamium Museum. The exhibition highlights the untold, lost, forgotten and often undiscovered stories of female pioneers of Hertfordshire, from the past to the present day. It includes the stories of women who have lived or worked in Hertfordshire, made ground-breaking discoveries, or chose jobs that were unusual for women of their time. Highway woman, Katherine Ferrers, otherwise known as […]

Seldom seen mosaic on display at the Alban Arena

A 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic is to go on public view for only the second time since it was discovered 80 years ago. Archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler found the mosaic during a dig in the 1930s on the site of the ancient Roman city of Verulamium, now St Albans. Measuring 3.6 square metres, it is made up of hundreds of tiny white, brown and red tiles in an intricate design featuring many different shapes and symbols. The priceless work, once the […]

Cathedral project gets green light from the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Cathedral has received wonderful news from the Heritage Lottery Fund. They have approved their round 2 application for Alban, Britain’s First Saint: Telling the Whole Story with a grant of £4m – and in doing so have given the project the green light to go forward and be realised! The Fund exists to make more people aware of the riches of our national heritage, and St Albans richly deserves to be far better known as the oldest Christian site […]

Townstone Turbos triumph at WMT LLP Scalextric night

At a Scalextric competition fundraising night, hosted by WMT LLP, the Townstone Turbos, led by Graeme Eastham ran out close winners after track tussles of an F1 standard.  Ably supported by Aitchison Rafferty and Loop Construction “the Turbos” (in name, not life) beat all others to win. WMT LLP located in St Albans are supporting the Trust as their Charity of the Year.