£2,000 pledged toward purchase of Wilton Quarries

Several people have pledged money if the BMC decide to purchase Wilton Quarries off United Utilities.

The latest is a whopping £2,000.

peterjb wrote:

"I often go to the Pugh and Co. auctions and was surprised to see the Wiltons popping up on the latest catalogue which I have only just looked at.

I am pleased to see something has already been done about it, good old and BMC, here the true value as a resource for all climbers shines through.

I may have bidded on them and will be happy to contribute a couple of k to a purchase fund, asuming the ownership and management issues etc are clearly laid out and addressed."

You can see who has pledged at this thread,

The message to the BMC is clear. Climbers are willing to dig in their pockets for worthwhile major access and acquisition projects.

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29 Sep, 2007
i just hope it doesnt make other council/ owned areas to think about selling up too to make a little profit from climbers!
29 Sep, 2007
Has anyone (except a brewery) ever made a profit out of a climber!!!!!!
30 Sep, 2007
When I saw it my thought was, wow you cold make that a lovely climbing venue, maybe build a hut and charge a modest fee to clubs/ individuls, all of which could contribute to the ongoing maintenance (no profit making). UU might even be willing to part with them to as a charitalble donation as hey will be able to write this off on their balace sheet. Is the BMC a charity? It will be great if this leads to a good venue being preserved and actively managed as a sucessful venue, it could really set a precedent for other similar crags, many of which are owned by UU.
30 Sep, 2007
Are you being sarcastic? £2,000 is hardly whopping when the price is £45,000!
30 Sep, 2007
you have a point but thats 2000 more than most of have donated
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