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On Tuesday the 14th June we held a ‘thank-you’ lunch for our Volunteers at Judith Dorricott’s house. Thankfully the weather was fine and everyone appeared to enjoy being able to meet up with the various volunteer groups who had worked over the past year on such diverse topics as church recording, conserving Victorian embroidery, creating Elizabethan dresses for Hall’s Croft, researching archives, running textile workshops and making cross stitch cushions.
We were especially pleased that the team who have worked on textile conservation for over 20 years could attend as they are now not taking on any more projects. They were each presented with flowers.
Our thanks to Judith for hosting the event.
In keeping with its charitable status, The Arts Society supports conservation and preservation projects throughout the United Kingdom. Here in Stratford-upon-Avon, our Society, through its Young Arts Programme, offers grants to schools and colleges to help students of all ages to learn new techniques and engage in original projects. We even write Church Trails for younger children!
Many of our members volunteer by undertaking conservation work, such as repairing books and costumes, through our group of Heritage Volunteers.
Other members join the Church Recorders and enjoy the fascinating activity of recording every detail of a local church, from its stonework to its memorials and its windows.
There are individual pages for each group, with descriptions of current and past projects.