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      Beaulieu motoring collector Lord Montagu dies

      Beaulieu motoring collector Lord Montagu dies - BBC News
      Lord Montagu, who established the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, has died aged 88.

      A spokeswoman for Beaulieu Estate, in the New Forest, said Edward, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, died "peacefully" after a short illness.

      He is survived by his wife Fiona, his son and heir Ralph, daughter Mary and second son Jonathan.

      The Hampshire estate and visitor attractions are to continue to operate as usual, the spokeswoman confirmed.

      An estate funeral will be held at Beaulieu, followed by a memorial service at St Margaret's in Westminster "for his friends in London and further afield", she added.

      The dates are yet to be confirmed.

      Lord Montagu was one of the pioneers of the stately home industry, and first opened his home to the public in 1952.

      He also founded the National Motor Museum on the 7,000-acre (2,800-hectare) estate and was a leading authority on veteran and vintage cars, usually taking part in the London to Brighton run.

      Since 1983, he had been chairman of English Heritage, the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission.

      He fought vigorously - though often unsuccessfully - to have various buildings listed.

      At the age of two, Lord Montagu succeeded his father, John, to become the 3rd Baron.

      He studied at Eton and then Oxford, after army service as a lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards.

      In 1948, when he was still in the army, he made his maiden speech in the House of Lords.


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      Re: Beaulieu motoring collector Lord Montagu dies

      Not mentioned in the snip, but Lord Montagu was instrumental in the decriminalisation of homosexuality His trial and imprisonment in 1954 led to a public outcry resulting in the Wolfenden Report, which eventually led to homosexuality being made legal between consenting adults. It should be noted that he pleaded Not Guilty and continued to insist on his innocence after the trial.

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      Re: Beaulieu motoring collector Lord Montagu dies

      That does surprise me. How things have changed though since then.

      I've been to both his estate and the museum on many occasions. It frequently gets a mention whenever historical cars are discussed and is the home to some remarkable vehicles that mean a great deal to the British people.

      I don't know much of his son but I truly hope that he will continue to run the museum and estate in the way it has evolved to become a great tourist attraction.

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      Re: Beaulieu motoring collector Lord Montagu dies

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I don't know much of his son but I truly hope that he will continue to run the museum and estate in the way it has evolved to become a great tourist attraction.
      HMRC will be waiting to get their hands on the inheritance tax so barring some creative financial planning the estate will have to raise the money somehow.

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      Re: Beaulieu motoring collector Lord Montagu dies

      Hopefully steps were taken a long time ago to ensure that much of the collection was placed in trust or in some other tax safe status. I'd hate to think of them having to sell off the Bluebird, just to raise some money.

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