When the 5th Lord Raglan died in 2010, the title was inherited by his brother Geoffrey Somerset and will, in due course, pass to his son, the Hon. Arthur Somerset.
THE RAGLAN RESCUE CAMPAIGN
Once it became public knowledge that the Raglan Collection and Cefntilla Court were to be put up for sale, a group of like-minded individuals decided to set up the Raglan Rescue. We were utterly appalled that such significant parts of our heritage were set to be sold off and broken up and felt that something had to be done to bring this travesty to the attention of as many people as possible. Our primary aim was to raise awareness of:
a) the sale at Christie’s, South Kensington, originally scheduled for April 4th, 2012, of the incomparable collection of items associated with Lord Fitzroy Somerset, the 1st Baron Raglan and;
b) the sale of the Raglan seat, Cefntilla Court, Llandenny, Monmouthshire.
Following a High Court injunction, both the sale at Christie’s of the Raglan Collection and the sale of Cefntilla Court have been postponed. The injunction is to be reviewed at the end of May, 2012. The Raglan Rescue continues to do all it can to raise awareness of the cause and to raise funds in the event of the rescheduling of the auction and house sale.