Gwynedd-born Lawrence of Arabia's artefacts saved for the nation



Gwynedd-born Lawrence of Arabia’s dagger, robes and kaffiyah have been saved for the nation after grant funding totalling £1113,400 was secured for the items.
The UK risked losing the iconic relics unless a buyer was found to save them.
Earlier this year, culture Minister Ed Vaizey placed an export bar in a bid to keep the dagger in the UK.
And the national treasure has now been secured by the National Army Museum with a £78,400 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF).
Both the robes and kaffiyah have also been acquired by the museum following a further NHMF grant of £35,000.... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 24
Source: Daily Post
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