Barnes Charitable Trust

The Barnes Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 under the terms of the will of the late John Barnes, who for many years was the owner of Earnseat School.

The Barnes Charitable Trust

John Stewart Platts:

The Trustees expressed their sadness at the death, on 3rd August. of Stewart Platts.

Stewart had been a Trustee and the Treasurer of the Trust from 2009 to 2013 when he had to retire because of failing health. He did a great deal for the Trust during his years as a Trustee.


The trees and bushes spoiling the view from the seats near the war memorial have recently been cleared. This has opened up the vista once again.

The 2017 grants have all now been allocated.

the war memorial

The Barnes Charitable Trust Registered Charity 1002338
Trustees: Pete McSweeney (Chairman), Ann Kitchen (Treasurer),
David Barton, Helen Caldwell, Mary Hamilton, Julia Holroyd,
Basil Herwald, Andy Pringle, Jennifer Rae, Chris Youdale
Honorary Secretary: Ken Kitchen

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