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Public consultation on bequest

The Manx public will be able to have its say on how a £1.2 million bequest is spent.

The money was left by Colby resident John Donald Collister.

He wanted it to be used to build a heritage centre and museum in the village.

At a court hearing in January however, the high bailiff said the project wouldn't get planning permission, and ruled the bequest should go to Manx National Heritage, as Mr Collister had indicated that the balance of his estate should be left to it.

MNH has now launched a public consultation to get feedback on how what Mr Collister left should be used.

MNH Director Edmund Southworth says there are many options:

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