5 – April – 2019
ATTN: R. HINDMARCH ESQ,
HINDMARCH & CO LTD
Tollemache Road South
Dear Mr Hindmarch,
Further to our conversation, I write to seek your support as follows: -
My late wife and I were drawn to this wonderful county of Lincolnshire by Ellys Manor House and the adjacent church of the Holy Cross (as line drawing above), together these two iconic buildings form an historic landmark to the area.
It puzzles me why a county with so much realises so little, thus with these two fine buildings, we aim to do what we can to bring about change.
Up at Ellys Manor House (EMH), our aim is to do whatever we can to assist in getting our beautiful: county, country and businesses punching above their weight. EMH with church, are without doubt two of our most significant and iconic buildings in the United Kingdom (symbolising the northern Renaissance). The two buildings are inextricable linked, located in the village of Great Ponton, approximately 3 miles south of the ancient market town of Grantham.
The house and church tower were built by an English wool merchant (member of the Ellys family) of the Staple of Calais, a trade everybody to these shores can be proud of. These are not symbols to ex-slavers, these beautiful and iconic buildings are symbols to the wool trade, the wealth of England. What is the point of us having things of value, if we do not know how to use them to our advantage?
One of our great poets, Sir John Betjeman helped save the iconic building that is St Pancras. We must now market King’s Cross St Pancras around the world as the gateway to this beautiful country. Up at EMH, we have ideas in abundance. However, first we would like to coach about twenty of our children from Great Ponton Primary School to recite one of Betjeman’s poems on Lincolnshire at St Pancras, next to the statue of Betjeman, and to film them doing so (this is part of a much bigger project). Thus far, all concerned are excited by the idea. However, sadly, the parents do not have the financial resources for the rail fares (total, £580.50). We desperately need support for this worthwhile project (whatever you can do will be appreciated) to become a reality. The event will take place on: Tuesday - 30th - April – 2019. Please go to our website: www.ellysmanorhouse.com to learn more on EMH, which I feel you might find of interest.
We look forward to your reply in due course.
CM Taylor (Mr)