Wentworth Woodhouse: a chequered history

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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Pre-Raphaelite women at the Linton Antique Society

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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Thomas Chippendale: Master Craftsman and Entrepreneur

2018 is the tercentenary of the birth in Otley of Britain’s greatest furniture maker and designer, Thomas Chippendale, who will be celebrated in a country-wide programme of events throughout the year. Ahead of the major Chippendale exhibition opening at Leeds City Museum in February, its co-curator James Lomax explores the great man’s life and work in Thomas Chippendale: Master Craftsman and Entrepreneur on 11 January at 8.00 pm in Linton Memorial Hall.

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Linton Antiques Society March meeting

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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English Romantic Modernism at the LAS

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

LAS invites you to the first meeting of the new season.

whitby_jetJet 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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