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Archivist finds a grand home for papers

Adrian Williams has been doing a spot of "home hunting" since rashly taking on a substantial property with scope for expansion - namely, the Morris Federation archive.

It fills 20 or so very large boxes, and there's no way they can be squeezed into his house at Ampthill, in Bedfordshire.

Friends in Redbornstoke Morris have suggested he may need to visit the estate agents after succeeding Lynn Rogers as archivist on 1 January, 2000.

But Adrian has come up with a less-drastic plan to provide a home for the treasured papers. "My office at work has a table in it, under which I can get six of the boxes," he says.

"Also at work, I happen to have a mansion that's quite big, called Wrest Park. There's a cupboard under the stairs that has lots of space and lots of temperature stability, and I can put the rest of the boxes in there."

Maintaining a good atmosphere is important, of course - so readers will be glad to know the cupboard also contains a Beckstein grand piano.


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