Towards the end of 1999, it was reported by the local Ipswich newspaper, the
Evening Star, that Freston Tower had been donated to an organisation called the
Landmark Trust by the then-owner,
Mrs Claire Hunt.
To quote from one of their leaflets:
The Landmark Trust is a charity that rescues and restores worthwhile historic
buildings, and then gives them a new life by letting them for holidays. The
Trust promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of such buildings, and the income
generated pays for their continuing maintenance.
Information from the Landmark Trust about the Tower:
- from a one-page sheet given out at the Open Doors 2000:
- from their appeal leaflet:
How the handing-over was reported by the Evening Star in 1999:
- from the paper, the full text
of the article
- the clipping itself
As and when I hear anything else, I'll let you know.