CS 04: A steep learning curve – Ruperra Conservation Trust
Ruperra Conservation Trust was originally formed from a local history group with interest in saving a derelict local Jacobean mansion, Ruperra Castle. The Trust was then made up of a few local historians, both professional and amateur, and other supporters, both local and from further afield with an interest in historic gardens and buildings. Four original trustees formed the Trust as a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. They gathered onto their committee other like‐minded people who could help them in saving an at‐risk building, and began to fund‐raise to purchase the castle and find new uses for it.