About The Charity

Henley-in-Arden Museum and Heritage Centre

About the Charity

Joseph Alexander Hardy, an American lumber billionaire with a passion for education bought the title of Lord of the Manor of Henley-in-Arden at a London auction in 1990.

He subsequently became a great benefactor of the town, creating the Joseph Hardy Charitable Trust which set up and runs the Heritage Centre. In 1994 Joe Hardy passed the title to his daughter Robin Hardy Freed who remained Lord of the Manor until 2017. The Centre opened to the public in 1997. Joseph Hardy died on his 100th Birthday on 7th January 2023.

The Joseph Hardy Charitable Trust

Registered Charity No. 1180324

The Charity’s main aims are:

To advance the education of the public by providing a Heritage Centre in Henley-in-Arden in order to display the historical records of the town

To protect and preserve for the benefit of the public such documents, records, archives and artefacts as are of local historical interest

Current Trustees

David Lodder DL

Norman Kench

Duncan Bainbridge

Jonathan Dovey

Sue Warner

Gail Shuttleworth

Charity Constitution

Click here to read the Joseph Hardy Charitable Trust Constitution Document.

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Annual Report

Click here to read the Joseph Hardy Charitable Trust Annual Report.

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