Please find below information about forthcoming events in Amersham. The Society’s lectures are now returned to the Kings Chapel. If any member is unable to make his/her way to these meetings and would like transport to be arranged, please contact Geraldine Marshall-Andrew on 01494 433735.
Gillian Mason is a Cultural Heritage Curator for the National Trust. Since 2016 she has been very involved in the restoration and replacement of sculptures. She will be speaking about the Stowe Landscape Programme and her role in recreation of the ‘lost’ statue group Apollo and the Nine Muses, which had been at Stowe for around 100 years during the 18th century.
Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.
This year outing will be to two National Trust properties – Charlecote Park, Warwickshire and Stowe, Buckinghamshire.
Charlecote Park, on the banks of the River Avon, has been a family home for more than eight centuries and contains collections that reflect the Lucy Family’s tastes and varied fortunes. The house has been altered over the centuries and the ground floor rooms have reopened this year after undergoing extensive renovation work during the past two years. Work is continuing on the first floor, which is currently closed. The extensive parkland was landscaped by Capability Brown in the mid-eighteenth century and today fallow deer and Jacob sheep roam the grounds.
Stowe Gardens will already be well known to many of our members and of course mid-summer is a wonderful time to see them. Our visit to Stowe at the end of June ties in neatly with a talk on 5 Jun in Kings Chapel Old Amersham by Gillian Mason of the National Trust about some of the statues in Stowe Gardens.
Further details including Itinerary and Booking Form will be published in the May Newsletter and circulated to members by email.
Talk by Barney Tyrwhitt-Drake. More details will follow closer to the date.
The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Kings Chapel and will be followed by a talk Buckinghamshire Search and Rescue Dogs by Jonathan Crowther. More details will follow closer to the date.