19th century industrialisation changed the landscape of Britain and Europe for ever and with it, human life. On Thursday 8 November at 8.00pm at Linton Memorial Hall, heritage researcher Tom Ratcliffe looks at The Reconfiguration of The Industrial Landscape. He reveals how artists like Turner, Stanley Spencer and L S Lowry, among others, responded to these changes and how it led a romanticization of, and nostalgia for, a landscape irrevocably changed.
Entrance is £7 for non-members but why not join the Society? Annual membership of £25 (individual) or £45 (joint) gives access to all talks in the season and the opportunity to participate in private visits and attend the Spring Lunch. To join, contact Jennie Westerman on 01937 572714 or download the membership form on the Society’s website, www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk. You can also join at any meeting.
Caroline Hawley who runs a successful antiques and art auction firm in Beverley also appears regularly on TV antiques programmes such as Bargain Hunt and Flog It! She has been involved with antiques since she was 20 and will share her extensive knowledge of the market at 7.30pm on 11 October at Linton Memorial Hall. She will disclose what’s ‘hot ‘and what’s not in today’s antiques world, give some valuations and reveal what goes on behind-the-scenes on her antiques programmes.
Details are on the Society’s website www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk
All this, plus the opportunity to take part in private visits and attend the Spring Lunch, is yours for the annual membership of £25 (individual) or £45 (joint). To join, contact Jennie Westerman on 01937 572714 or download the membership form on the Society’s website. You can also join on the opening night. Entrance to individual talks is £7 for non-members.
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Fabergé Rosebud Egg, 1895
The Society’s new programme at Linton Memorial Hall kicks off on 11 October with an up-to-the-minute assessment of the antiques market from auctioneer and TV antiques expert (Bargain Hunt, Flog It!) Caroline Hawley, who will also give some valuations. Later in the season, you’ll hear about the work of jeweller Carl Fabergé and the less well-known Art Nouveau designer Archibald Knox, see how artists responded to the Industrial Revolution and how fashion has both defined and reflected women’s status over the last 150 years, gain insights into Rococo silver and its collectors, and, at the December event, meet the incarnation of Brodsworth Hall’s Victorian butler!
Details are on the Society’s website www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk
All this, plus the opportunity to come on private visits to Markenfield Hall and Hutton-in-the-Forest, and attend the Spring Lunch, is yours for the annual membership of £25 (individual) or £45 (joint). To join, contact Jennie Westerman on 01937 572714 or download the membership form on the Society’s website. You can also join on the opening night or subsequent meetings.
Entrance to individual talks is £7 for non-members.
Prospects for the survival of Wentworth Woodhouse now seem more secure than they have been for many years. Built from the proceeds of coal mining and reputed to have the longest country house facade in Europe, Wentworth Woodhouse is of considerable architectural importance but has struggled to survive since the imposition of open cast mining within yards of the house, seen as an act of class-war, in 1946 by the post-war Labour government.
Architectural historian David Winpenny charts the history of this extraordinary building and the stories of the families who lived there at Linton Antique Society’s meeting on 8 March at 8.00pm which takes place at Linton Memorial Hall. Entrance £7 for non-members. Members, free. For more information visit the Society’s website www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk
Next talk: 12 April 2018, 7.30 pm (postponed from 8 February) The Model Wife: Women in Pre-Raphaelite Art with Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper
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On 8 February at 8.00 pm in Linton Memorial Hall, Suzanne Fagence Cooper, art historian and author of The Model Wife: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, Ruskin and Millais, reveals the vital part women played in the lives of the Pre-Raphaelite group of artists: the tragic Elizabeth Siddall, artist, model and wife of Rossetti; Effie Gray, Millais’ wife and model; and the ‘stunner’ Jane Morris, wife of William and Rossetti’s model and lover.
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Noted glass expert Charles R Hadjamach makes a welcome return to the Society at its meeting at Linton Memorial Hall on 13 April at 7.30pm with a highly appropriate topic.
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On 9 March at 8.00pm at Linton Memorial Hall, you will get a privileged look inside the magnificent Livery Halls of the twelve longest-established and senior of the 110 London merchant guilds and explore their treasures with art historian and Liverywoman, Fenella Billington. She will trace the history of the guilds from their medieval beginnings through to the position of power and influence that they still hold today.
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On 12 January 2017at 8.00pm, author and art historian Suzanne Fagence Cooper looks at the work of two major 20th century British artists ─ John Piper, particularly noted for his dramatic pictures of historic buildings, and Eric Ravilious, a brilliant watercolourist, print-maker and designer ─ and its potent influence on a range of young contemporary artists, some of whom are Yorkshire-based.
Entrance to this talk at Linton Memorial Hall is £5.00 but is free to Society members.
To join, contact Mrs Barbara Hepburn on 01937 582243 or download the form on the Society’s website www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk – or you can join on the night.
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Linton Antique Society invites you to the first meeting of the new season.
Jet is one of Britain’s only two native gemstones and is particularly associated with Whitby. At Linton Memorial Hall on 13 October 2016 at 7.30pm, jeweller Rebecca Tucker from The Original Whitby Jet Shop traces its long history and its fluctuations in popularity from Roman times through to the present day. She gives a fascinating insight into the everyday life of the workers who crafted it and the social etiquette of the ladies who wore jet jewellery.
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Fairfax House, York
The final talk in Linton Antique Society’s 2015/16 season explores life in Georgian York, which was the social centre for polite society in the North of England. York’s winter ‘season’ and its races provided an alternative to London’s attractions, especially in view of the dangers and discomforts of travelling 200 miles to the capital at that period. Julia Mander from Fairfax House, refurbished by John Carr to become the base of Viscount Fairfax for his family’s sojourns in York, will trace the story of the rise and fall of Georgian York on 14 April at 7.30pm at Linton Memorial Hall.
Entrance is free to Society members but non-members are also welcome: entrance is £5.00 on the door. Contact Mrs Barbara Hepburn on 01937 582243 to join, or download the form on the Society’s website www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk
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