After the fire: MP’s rallying call to save historic hall


-xO4l9Z-_400x400As police and fire investigators probe the cause of the Wythenshawe Hall fire, plans are already underway to bring in cash to restore the building.

More than 50 firefighters and 10 fire engines tackled the blaze which started at 3.30am on March 15.

The firefighters managed to save a lot of the building but the first floor, roof and clock tower was badly damaged.

Wythenshawe MP, Mike Kane said: “We are already setting up meetings with the Council, the Friends Group and Councillors in the area to form a plan as to how we can secure the necessary funding to restore the hall to its former glory.

“We will be fighting to ensure that the hall remains a historic landmark in Wythenshawe for another 600 years! I have already brought the issue to the attention of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

“I know that the community in Wythenshawe will we be right behind the campaign to save the hall.”

Wythenshawe Hall is a 16th-century medieval timber-framed historic house and former stately home set in  Wythenshawe Park.

The building is a half-timbered Tudor house and well known as the home of the Tatton family for almost 400 years.

It was built in about 1540. It was donated to local people in 1930 and has been a museum and art gallery in recent years.

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