Former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, has recently been announced as a Patron for the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon ahead of its handover to a charitable trust.
Cambridgeshire County Council's Head of Community and Cultural Services, Christine May said "Sir John has said that the cause of the museum is one which he would be glad to support. We're delighted to have him on board in this honorary capacity as we move forward with plans for the charitable trust."
An independent charitable trust is being set up to run the museum from next year and is already actively working to build its volunteer base. Anyone interested in registering their interest to help can visit the museum, or get in touch on [email protected] or telephone 01480 375830.
Sir John's political connection with Huntingdon goes back to 1979, when he was first elected to Parliament. He remained MP for Huntingdon until his retirement in 2001.