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Meeting is next stage of campaign to save Orpington Priory

PUBLISHED: 17:38 07 April 2015 | UPDATED: 17:38 07 April 2015

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Cultural organisations will give talks

PEOPLE interested in Orpington’s heritage and the future of Orpington Priory are invited to a meeting this month.

The Orpington Heritage Tweet-Up will take place on Monday, April 27 at the Greenwood Community Centre.

There will be talks from cultural organisations including Orpington History Organisation, Orpington and District Archaeological Society and Bromley Borough Local History Society, as well as Sharon Baldwin, operations director of Orpington 1st, and Nicky Barclay, organiser of The Big O Festival. There will also be a report on the latest developments in the Save The Priory And Museum campaign.

More than 2,500 people have signed a petition against proposals to sell the priory.

Margot Rohan, the creator of the Orpington Community website, said: “Despite the significant activity on social media and that of the campaign group formed following the council meeting in February, when the decision to sell The Priory and move the museum was deferred for wider consultation, there are many people in Orpington and the surrounding areas who are still unaware of the issue.

“In fact, many people remain in ignorance of the museum’s existence, and of the beautiful 14th-century building in which it resides.”

The meeting will take place at the centre in the High Street, Green Street Green, at 7pm.

For more information visit the Orpington Tweet-Up and Save The Priory websites.

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