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Broken Trust: the crisis at the heart of the National Trust

The National Trust now has the chance to return to its roots

5 June 2021

9:00 AM

5 June 2021

9:00 AM

When Tim Parker announced his resignation as chairman of the National Trust last week, it was a first. Since it was founded in 1895, the Trust has endured many controversies, but until now the shared acceptance of its founding purposes has seen it through. The very first meeting proposed a body ‘for the holding of lands of natural beauty and sites and houses of historic interest to be preserved intact for the nation’s use and enjoyment’.

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