In July, English Heritage
will open up the roof of the Great Gatehouse of William the Conqueror's abbey - founded on the battlefield where King Harold died - giving visitors a new perspective on the Battle of Hastings.
But English Heritage
deny trying to cover up the blunder and insist the "small amount" of asbestos found did not pose a risk.
in the North's Nick Bridgland said: "The startlingly modern frontage and oversized windows in mirroredglass echo one of Liverpool's most famous buildings, Peter Ellis' Oriel Chambers, built in 1864 and Grade I listed, and make up a key part of the character of Liverpool's commercial area.
chief executive Simon Thurley said: "The sites in the National Heritage Collection are free to all schools but the cost of actually getting to them is beyond the reach of many.
If English Heritage
manage to undermine it even further, we may as well throw in the towel.
But it's the rooms downstairs which excited English Heritage
enough to buy and preserve the crumbling factory.
Neil Redfern, Planning Team Leader with English Heritage
, said: "Everywhere you look there are textile mills, workshops, warehouses, watermills and abandoned mines.
A four-page document on the site was sent to the planning department at Waltham Forest Council by English Heritage
in December last year.
had failed to protect the site from being "poorly maintained", he said.
Some who contact English Heritage
with their stories will be invited to attend a commemorative service at Dover Castle on June 4, the final day of the rescue mission, when wreaths will be laid at the statue of Admiral Ramsay which looks across the English Channel PASSPORT Their recollections will form the backbone of an exhibition due to open in 2011 in the Secret Wartime Tunnels at Dover Castle, the HQ of Vice Admiral Bertram Home Ramsay, who directed the evacuation, codenamed Operation Dynamo.
To arrange a visit or ask for more information, owners should call their nearest English Heritage
regional office, visit www.
Recollections of the artist's drum-kit derring-do cut little ice with English Heritage