The British Glass Foundation are liaising with Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and formulating future busines plans.

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The two meetings have taken place and a letter from the Chairman will be going out?shortly.

At the second meeting John Sanders and I were able to confirm that the Friends main concern is with the glass and that at the moment the current stated object of the Friends is the education of the public by promotion, support, assistance and improvement of Broadfield House Glass Museum through the activities of a group of Friends.???

The Friends make an award each year to the part time student of glass at Dudley College, who has made the most progress?during the academic year.

The 2010 Award of ?100 went to Richard Roberts and was presented on Monday 14th June at the Mons Hill Campus by BBC WM presenter Joanne Malin and College Principal Lowell Williams

In addition to our award, Richard shared with Elliot Walker a ?2000 Frederick Stuart prize given by The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers and Looking Glass Makers of London, again presented by Joanne Malin and Lowell Williams.

The prize evening was part of the Arts Festival and had in attendance The Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley, The Chief Executive of Dudley MBC, Cllr Liz Walker, members of the College Governing Body and of course the most important people - the students.

I had the opportunity to look at the exhibits and was amazed at the amount and quality of the work that had been achieved in a relatively short space of time.? I did not have time to watch the drama production, but the costumes and set were extremely eye catching.

Cameo will be posted out to you this week.

Thank you to the Friends who donated cakes for the Friends cake stall on Saturday, and thank you to every one who ate them.? It was part of Tudor Open Day/Dial Glass Works Craft Fair.

The amount raised was ?56.20 which will go towards future purchases

Barbara Beadman

Dear Friends,

The British Glass Foundation has announced two meetings to discuss "the creation of a new museum of International standing in the Stourbridge area". There are two opportunities as meetings are being held in London and Stourbridge. Details Below.

Please note time is a little tight on the first meeting in London which is to be held on the 8th June.

The text of the letter is produced below.

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Barbara Beadman

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