Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
The Thursford Collection
- Thursford Collection, Laurel Farm, The Street, Thursford, Fakenham, NR21 0AS
Aims & activities
The Thursford Collection operates as a steam engine and organ museum and conducts a Christmas Spectacular Show in Thursford Norfolk.
What the charity does
Who the charity helps
- The general public/mankind
How the charity works
- Other charitable activities
Income and Endowments:
* £10.2K investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £8.5M Own use assets
- £220.4K Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £4.6M Other assets
- £2.4M Total liabilities
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
Charitable spending ratios
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Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
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The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
3. THE OBJECTS FOR WHICH THE CHARITY IS ESTABLISHED (THE “OBJECTS”) ARE AS FOLLOWS: 3.1. TO PRESERVE AND AUGMENT FOR THE BENEFIT AND EDUCATION OF THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK AND OF THE NATION AT LARGE THE COLLECTION OF ORGANS AND ENGINES SITUATE AT LAUREL FARM, THURSFORD, NORFOLK AND OF NATIONAL, HISTORICAL AND EDUCATIONAL IMPORTANCE (“THE COLLECTION”); AND 3.2. TO ADVANCE THE ARTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, AND IN PARTICULAR THE ARTS OF MUSIC AND DANCE, BY CONDUCTING MUSICAL AND THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES WHICH MAY INCORPORATE A DISPLAY OF PARTS OF THE COLLECTION AND THEREBY INCREASE AWARENESS OF THE COLLECTION.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 28TH SEPTEMBER 1976 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION ON 30TH OCTOBER 1986, 7TH JUNE 1994 & 30TH OCTOBER 2000. AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 11/03/2015 AS REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 11/03/2015
Area of benefit
County Of Norfolk And The Country At Large
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 4 Trustees
- 60 Employees
- 0 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Andrew Nicholas Wells||None on record|
|Andrew Jonathan Barnes||None on record|
|Mark Jonathan Hazell||None on record|
|Christopher Edward Self||None on record|
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