Heritage Alliance Chairman Loyd Grossman gave an inspiring keynote speech at the Historic Houses Association AGM on 13 November. Speaking to a packed auditorium in the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, he said that Britain was “a country with everything – and much of that everything is the heritage” and that “we are more determined that our heritage should continue to enrich and inspire all who come in contact with it”. He used images from Shanghai and Dubai to underline his message.
He noted the special place of historic houses in our national heritage and the work of the HHA in campaigning on behalf of private owners, but warned that there was “much, much more to do”.
He thanked Edward Harley, outgoing President of the HHA, for his close co-operation with the Heritage Alliance and said that he looked forward to working with the HHA for many years to come.
A full transcript of the speech can be found here.