A very useful day yesterday. I went to Mytholmroyd in W Yorkshire to meet Sheila Wild, chair of the Elmet Trust, which runs the Ted Hughes house. It was so valuable to tap into another society's experience. Many of the issues which the Elmet Trust face struck a chord, but there are also a number of differences, not least that the Hughes house (where the poet was born and lived for seven years) is owned by Calderdale Council and leased to the Trust. It operates a B&B business so you can book a stay via the Trust's agents, Cottages4You.
Charlie Lambert, chair of the Norman Nicholson Society