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Holidays 2017 - Yet more YIPPEE!

 

       Good news!

              Provisional date.  27-29th October 2017.  

              Cumberland Hotel £115.00 including Sunday carvery lunch (can't be bad)

              (sign up asap please and give Jenny £15.00 deposit)

General interest
General interest

Hearts are Trumps: Portraits of Elizabeth, Diana and Mary, daughters of Walter Armstrong, Esq.

      (presented to the Tate Gallery by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest, 1945)

Prior to display at Tate Britain, John  Millais's 'Hearts are Trumps' underwent major painting and frame conservation. Since its acquisition in 1945, the aesthetic condition of the painting has suffered owing to discoloured natural resin varnish layers which flattened the composition and distorted the colours radically. Like J.M.W. Turner and Sir Joshua Reynolds, Millais's paintings have a reputation amongst conservators for being difficult to clean, due in part to the way the artist layered and mixed resin in with his oil media.

 

Extensive analysis was required to find the best method to remove varnish. Trepidation at the start of treatment led to more extensive testing and analysis than usual, much of it carried out under a stereo-microscope. Minute samples of paint were taken by Joyce Townsend (Conservation Science) to study the layering structure of the painting and UV flourescence was used to distinguish between varnish, wax and paint layers. As anticipated the numerous tests found sensitive black, brown and green pigments. It took several weeks to find an appropiate method of removing the varnish while protecting the original paint surface. The painstaking treatment carried out by Natasha Duff (Paintings Conservation) took 5 months to complete and has resulted in returning the image to an appearance closer to when it was painted in 1872. See the excellent Tate Britain web site - from which the forgoing is quoted - for a more detailed account of the process of conservation.

My grateful thanks are due to Jim for drawing my attention to this picture.

Committee 2016 - 17

Geoff Plummer - Honorary President.

 

Brian Forty                    Chairman

Keith Hemstalk             Treasurer             

Lynn Hine                     Secretary       

Brian Ping                    Bridge Secretary               

Fred Reddy                  Competition Secretary                                  

Liz Greaves                  Membership Secretary

Competitions

The Committee has decided that the 'competition year' should be the same for all competitions. This will be from 1st September to 30th June the following year.

This change will make it easier for the Competition Secretary, Fred Reddy, to keep a watchful eye on the competitions and make it easier for him to have the results ready for the AGM.

PRIZE WINNERS 2015/2016

Tuesday Pairs            1st. David Burgess & John Rhodes              2nd. DeniseBaxter & Chas Snape

Tuesday individual     1st. Jenny Jessup                                    2nd. Geoff Plummer

Thursday Pairs          1st. Jim Anderson & Fred Reddy       2nd. Joan Weatherby & Helen Sanders

Thursday Individual   1st. Geoff Plummer       2nd. Molly Perham    (Roy Hewitt Trophy)

Lydia Branton Trophy  Clare Costello & Betty Hewitt

Sue Winter Trophy                  Barbara Ide & Molly Perham

Highest score of the year        Lionel Shields & John Rhodes   74.1%

Most Masterpoints                  David Burgess   (1070)

Grand Slam Trophy                Vanessa Nicholls & Hugh McDonald

David Hurter Trophy               Judy Scanlan & Linda Trowell

LATE ARRIVALS

If you are intending to play but get delayed please phone Brian (07958 707418) to say that you are on the way but that you may be a little late!

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Tue 13th Jun 2017
Tuesday evening.
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Results
Tue 23rd May 2017
Tuesday evening.
Thu 18th May 2017
Thursday afternoon
Tue 16th May 2017
Tuesday evening.
Tue 9th May 2017
Tuesday evening.
Sun 7th May 2017
Worthing 3
Sat 6th May 2017
Worthing 2
Calendar
Thu 25th May 2017
Thursday afternoon
Pembury CC 1.30pm
  (Bookings)
Tue 30th May 2017
Tuesday evening.
Pembury Village Hall 7.30pm
  (Bookings)
Thu 1st Jun 2017
Thursday afternoon
Pembury CC 1.30pm
Tue 6th Jun 2017
Tuesday evening.
Pembury Village Hall 7.30pm
  (Bookings)
Thu 8th Jun 2017
Thursday afternoon
Pembury CC 1.30pm
  (Partner?)
Tue 13th Jun 2017
Tuesday evening.
Pembury Village Hall 7.30pm