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Call for meeting of minds to decide future of Tymperleys
5:10pm Monday 28th January 2013 in News
A MEETING should be held involving everyone interested in reopening Colchester’s historic Tymperleys building to the public, it has been claimed.
The Gazette revealed on Monday that Tiptree jam-makers Wilkin & Sons had withdrawn its plans to turn the listed 16th century building into a tea room.
Colchester Council, which closed the former home of famous Colcestrian William Gilberd in 2010, decided the firm had made the best offer after inviting bids for a long-term lease.
Wendy Bailey, who headed up a campaign to turn Tymperleys into a science museum which lost out to Wilkin & Sons, said everyone who had shown an interested a year ago should pool their ideas and resources at a meeting.
See Tuesday's Gazette for the full story.