On November 25th, the day of the much-anticipated and feared Spending Review, Prospect reps received the surprising and welcome news that the Library will see no cash reduction in Grant in Aid to 2010-21. Having anticipated 25-40% cuts, this was infinitely better than expected, though in real terms (once inflation is taken into account) it … Continue reading #High5Heritage!


Building roads to the future

Boston Spa's David Johnson gives Blind Jack Metcalfe the lowdown on heritage funding in Knaresborough town centre. York celebrates highwaymen, but Knaresborough's heroes had more peaceful occupations - Blind Jack was a road maker, and if he helped Turpin along we are sure it wasn't intentional! Don't forget - tweet your own pic to #high5heritage@prospectunion … Continue reading Building roads to the future

Heritage in a Cold Climate Summit

Despite the weather, on 26 January 2015, fifty Prospect members gathered in York to discuss problems in the heritage sector, including four from the British Library branch (Janet Ashton, Chris Martyn, John Tiplady and myself). Prospect Vice-President, Denise Maguire described the heritage sector as “A massive success story for the UK”. She introduced Prospect’s Heritage … Continue reading Heritage in a Cold Climate Summit