The Denison Mears Bequest

Denison Mears was the son of Gwendoline, the daughter of John William Taylor Junior. Denison died in 2018 and left a bequest in his will of £55,500 which will be used towards the £1 million matched funding needed to release the major grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund for the restoration and development of the Foundry buildings. Denison particularly requested that the money should be used for the development of the museum and archive aspect of the project, and we will honour his wish.

On Thursday 26th September his son, John Mears, together with his family travelled to Loughborough to present the cheque. They were joined by Axel Nohre (son of Pamela, Gwendoline’s daughter) and his family, and Francis Johnson, daughter of Paul Taylor. A very happy day was had by all, with many stories of life at the Foundry in decades past.