Second World War Centre correction

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In a letter published in the Yorkshire Evening Post on September 4, a reader inferred the Second World War Experience Centre, Wetherby had been moved from London, along with 300 staff, adding it cost £10m a year to run.

These facts were incorrect. In fact, the centre has only one employee and relies on charitable donations to operate.

Rob Fleming, trustee from the centre, said: “We are a charity with one employee and several volunteers with hundreds of supporters making charitable donations to keep us going.

“The [reader], however entitled to his view, is mistaken in his understanding and assertion of our size and cost and therefore the value to the public of what we do.”

The centre, near Wetherby, contains the records of hundreds of servicemen and women, including thousands of hours of taped interviews with those who lived through the conflict.

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