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sswiat



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Something to think about. Reply with quote

"It has been truly said at our meetings that these old buildings do not belong to us only; that they have belonged to our forefathers, and they will belong to our descendants unless we play them false. They are not in any sense our property, to do as we like with. We are only trustees for those that come after us. So I say nothing but absolute necessity can excuse the destruction of these buildings; and I say, further, that such a necessity has never yet existed in our time"



William Morris, 1889, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Hopefully, this still holds true today!
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Andy in NH



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have spent most of my life living in old houses. I do not regard my tenure as ownership - but more of stewardship.
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