The Towers Complex
A registered charity that assists in the preservation of the historic buildings collectively known as Buckden Towers, Bugden Towers, Buckden Palace or Bugden Palace in the County of Cambridgeshire, UK
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The 40th AGM meeting took place on 10th May 2017 and was followed by wine and small snacks

Chairman's Report :  Pat Huff reported on a successful and active year. Net funds had increased by just under £4000 in the year, with a current balance in the bank account of over £37,000.

Pat reported that the Plant Sale had been, as usual, very successful; Heritage Day, enjoying good weather, had generated good income from the stalls and the tours; and The Quiz Night had been extremely well attended. The Chairman thanked all volunteers and caterers for their support in these events.

It was noted that the reconstruction of the Viewing Platform in the Knot Garden was completed during the past year, and that the Friends have provided funds for four new timber benches for The Knot Garden, located on the terrace.

Mike Allwright reported on activities by The Owners on improvements to the buildings, noting that The Friends had contributed £2900 to the cost of these activities over the year. 

Congratulations to John Thelwall in being awarded the Mike Kiely Trophy this year. This award reflects John's Excellent service as Chairman of the Council over three years, and in his continuous and unfailing support in organising and participating in all the various activities of The Council.

Quiz Night was held on Friday 24th March. Our thanks to Ian Carter for preparing the challenging questions and being our Quiz Master. The next Quiz Night will be Friday 3rd Nov 2017 at 7.30 PM

The Plant Sale on Saturday 20th May 2017, enjoyed in the best of weather, was again well supported and raised a profit in the region of £3000.  The Council of Management thanks all members, friends, stall holders, sponsors and Red Cross volunteers who helped to make the Sale such a resounding success.  

The date for next year's Plant Sale to be arranged.

Midsummer at The Towers:  

No special event is planned for this summer. 

Heritage Day at The Towers took place on Sunday 11th September 2016.  The kind weather afforded a good turnout of visitors. Many enjoyed the short guided tours around the establishment, and sales of local produce and various crafts and bric a brac went well. Thanks and congratulations to all those who helped in the organisation and support of this annual event.

The date for this year's Heritage Day is to be Sunday 10th September 2017.

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Last Updated:    21st June 2015