The main activity in recent weeks has been planning for our project to remount the Sand
House stage play in Sep/Oct 2020. Our funding application to Arts Council England is
coming on well. Also, we have submitted the first of several applications to trusts and
foundations for match funding. Support from local organisations, either financial or in-
kind, is building and DDHA is requested to consider what support it may be able to offer,
Our search for a lost Sand House tunnel, running to the railway cutting near Balby Bridge,
has moved on. A ground penetrating radar survey in November did not detect anything,
but we believe the signal penetration was too shallow. There is a particular location in
the cutting that we are especially interested in and we are in discussion with Network
Rail over gaining access to investigate further.
Our illustrated talks resume with a visit to Mexborough Heritage Society on Wed 26 Feb,
Collaboration with Doncaster College continues as their students work on virtual reality
models of parts of the Sand House.
Detailed discussions on the Sand House display in the new museum are scheduled for