PRIVATE VISIT TO THE HOME OF JAMES JOLL, PEWSEY, WILTSHIRE AND THE MERCHANTâ€™S HOUSE, 132 HIGH STREET, MARLBOROUGH, WILTSHIRE SN8 1HN
Monday, 12th June 2017
10.30am - 4.00pm (approx.)
This vist was advertised in the February 2017 Newsletter and is now fully subscribed. Please contact the Events Secretary [firstname.lastname@example.org] if you would like to go on the waiting list.
James Joll became interested in 19th century furniture and design in the late sixties. He is a former chairman of the Museums and Galleries commission and was much involved in the restoration of the Hereford Cathedral screen. His collection is focussed on the architect-designers of the gothic revival and on the artefacts of Morris and Co. We will enjoy the privilege of a private visit to his home.
Following lunch at a local pub, members will visit the Merchants House in Marlborough, now run by the Marlborough Trust. The house of Thomas Bayly, silk merchant, was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653 and is the jewel of the town’s famous high street. Over the years between 1653 to 1700 a fine timber and brick building was constructed, its interior brilliant with wall paintings, panelling and a commanding oak staircase. A substantial amount of this fabric survives and previously hidden decoration is still being revealed. We will enjoy a private tour of the house and hear about its furnishings and the craftsmanship necessary to create and restore them.
Limit: 15 members
Closing date for applications: Friday, 28th April 2017
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