Protection for Wallace’s Birthplace

Kensington Cottage in Usk, Wales, the birthplace of naturalist and co-discoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection Alfred Russel Wallace, is in danger of missing its chance of being an historically-appreciated building.

George Beccaloni of the Alfred Russel Wallace Memorial Fund is urging folks to contact Mr. Philip Hobson (hobsonp@wales.gsi.gov.uk) of CADW, the Welsh organisation that gives legal protection to historic buildings, to share your thoughts on the historical, cultural, and scientific importance of saving the home from possible redevelopment in the future. CADW has previosly denied the place a spot of the protected buildings list on the grounds that it has been altered too much, but George disagrees. For more information, see http://wallacefund.info/campaign-protect-wallaces-birthplace-hots and http://wallacefund.info/wallace-poets-letter-cadw.

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