Cathedral Guide Keith Hardwick and Rita McLean (Head of Museums and Heritage Services, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) take a closer look at the Staffordshire Hoard
Cathedral Guide Keith Hardwick and Rita McLean (Head of Museums and Heritage Services, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) take a closer look at the Staffordshire Hoard
Cathedral Guide Keith Hardwick and Rita McLean (Head of Museums and Heritage Services, Birmingham Museum and Art  Gallery) take a closer look at the Staffordshire Hoard
Cathedral Guide Keith Hardwick and Rita McLean (Head of Museums and Heritage Services, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery) take a closer look at the Staffordshire Hoard

Volunteers have been thanked for playing their part in making the Staffordshire Hoard’s visit to Lichfield a success.

Two hundred people gave up their time to help ensure the Anglo-Saxon items were able to be viewed by visitors to Lichfield Cathedral.

Around 2,000 hours were donated as more than 14,700 people saw the Hoard over 23 days.

Canon Pete Wilcox, Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral, said:

“On behalf of the Cathedral and the Staffordshire Hoard partners, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to the wonderful volunteers and staff at Lichfield Cathedral, who gave up their free time to be part of the exhibition this summer.

“Not only did our existing volunteers work hard to ensure the exhibition ran smoothly and to a professional world-class standard, we were also fortunate to meet 40 new volunteers, who were all extremely enthusiastic and keen to be involved with life at the Cathedral during the exhibition.

“We are delighted that many of the new volunteers are now looking to stay within the Cathedral community and learn new volunteering skills such as training as Cathedral Guides and Welcomers – this will ensure that the visitor experience for the future will continue to be an enjoyable one.”

Anyone interested in becoming a Lichfield Cathedral volunteer can visit www.lichfield-cathedral.org or call Jane Hardy on 01543 306140.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.