About The Abbey Trust
The Evesham Abbey Trust (registered charity 1165547) was founded to accept the generous offer by the Rudge family of the site of Evesham Abbey. The trust is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) which was created on 24 October 2015. The constitution was amended on 6th February 2015 following suggestions from the Charity Commission.
The charitable objective of the trust is to conserve, preserve and improve for the public benefit the natural and man-made heritage contained within the site and environs of Evesham Abbey, Evesham, Worcestershire.
The areas covered by the trust are: Arts / Culture / Heritage and Environment / Conservation / Heritage. The trust has seven trustees, and is thrilled to have the support of three excellent patrons.
Patrons of the Abbey Trust
Sir Roy Strong
Sir Roy Colin Strong is a nationally renowned art historian, museum curator, writer, broadcaster and landscape designer.
Dr David Cox
For over fifty years Dr Cox has been writing scholarly works on Evesham Abbey, the Battle of Evesham (1265), and other aspects of the Vale of Evesham. Born near Evesham in 1945 and educated at Prince Henry’s Grammar School and UCL, Dr Cox was appointed assistant editor of the Victoria History of Shropshire in 1972 and became county editor in 1999, retiring in 2002. From 1997 to 2002 he also lectured in history at Keele University, where he was co-director of the Latin and Palaeography Summer School and founder of the Shropshire Record Series. He was elected FSA in 1978.
Nigel Huddleston, who lives in Badsey, became MP for Mid-Worcestershire in 2015. He has a particular interest in tourism and the digital economy, and sits on the Culture, Media and Sport Committee.