Monday February 24, 2020


Kingsclere & Headley Woodlands


There is not much more I can add in the way of thanks for your talk than was contained in a very short verbal vote of thanks I offered on behalf of our group yesterday afternoon - not without falling into 'over-the-top' territory, that is perilously easy to do in this instance. For the record though, I will repeat just a few of those points in this formal vote of thanks. We have had some good speakers in the past and we have had some others, but we enjoyed a high point yesterday which I suspect will be very hard to beat. It was a delight  to be taken on your tour through this period of excellence in architecture, the graphic arts and the classical influences which inspired the movement. We were reminded of things we should never have forgotten and we hopefuly learnt much we had not previously known. I think I used the word 'elegant' in respect of your presentation and that it certainly was. Among much else, you incororated a clear image of the way politics, wealth, artistic integrity and social standing came together to create such a stunning legacy for 'ordinary man' to enjoy indefinitely. NS

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