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The history of the ATC


It all started over a few too many drinks one evening.  Polly Webber and 'H' Gregg decided to set up an information and education centre on all aspects of sustainable development. 

They put an ad in the local paper asking for interested people to get in touch, and where overwhelmed by the response.


Having decided to not borrow any money for the venture, they went to the landlord of Hebble end mill, which was a very underused premises, and asked him to lend them some units for a year until they got on their feet.  He didn't quite agree, but he did offer the units for a peppercorn rent, and asked 'can you start on Monday?!'


And there began a round of making bags out of recycled jeans, and selling them,

building the centre up step by step, with plenty of volunteers and enthusiasm.


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