Bill and Gerry Cotton plan to hold one or more furniture surgeries in 2014 in their home town of Cirencester for members who have furniture items, including chairs, which they can bring (or photographs of larger pieces), and who would like to hear them discussed, and hopefully learn more about them. It is also an opportunity to share your pieces with others, and to enjoy meeting fellow enthusiasts whilst expanding your knowledge, and hearing other views as well. Our own archive and library will be available, and, time permitting, our own household collection of regional furniture can also be examined as well. If those attending will send a photograph of their item(s) ahead of the event, it will give time for further research to be done.
The surgery will be held in the Cirencester saleroom of Moore Allen, whose Director, Phillip Allwood, has generously offered to open its doors to our group, and to provide catering facilities and access to objects in their collective sale for discussion as well.
This event are intended to be fun and instructional. There will be no fee for the day surgery, but a charge of £20.00 per person to cover the cost of the administration, lunch with wine, tea, and other refreshments, will be made. Bona fide students will be admitted free of all charges.
Cirencester is a lovely old town, and if you wish to stay overnight, we can suggest suitable central accommodation. An excellent train service connects to nearby Kemble station.
Please e-mail us if you would like to attend.
Dr.Bernard Cotton FSA, 10 Mill Place, Cirencester, GL7 2BG firstname.lastname@example.org