Wallace Collection Visit
From Robin Brown:
From Robin Brown:
At the October meeting I proposed a 41 visit to the Wallace Collection and it was felt that it would be best arranged for January. I go away at end of this month until Christmas. Hence my putting this note out now.
To remind you, and for those who were not at the October Meeting, Eunice and I visited the Wallace Collection (Wallacecollection.org) in London whilst my son was dealing with the restoration/repair of the front of the building; we were struck by the magnificent collection of Old Masters Paintings including the Laughing Cavalier, the Swing and many many others. Also special furniture, clocks, mediaeval armour and other areas of great interest. Do look at the Website. Entry is free with suggested levels of donations.
The essence of the visit would be that I would coordinate the visit, suggest train times, method of getting from Victoria i.e.convenient buses to a bus stop nearby the Wallace Collection, meet up in the large cafe/restaurant in the centre of the building for coffee. Then we would make our own individual way around the Collection which is simply stunning, meeting back for lunch all together(there is an excellent 2/3 course lunch for £23/£26) After lunch we would resume browsing individually, perhaps returning to the cafe for tea or coffee.
At the end of the afternoon we would make our own way back home and in our own time.
We enjoyed making our own way around the collection and preferred this to having guide. If I received strong feedback that members would like to have a guide (cost around £10 per member and a 1 1/2 hour tour) then I would take that into account albeit that would then involve payment up front. Otherwise no advance payment would be needed unless I had to pay for a deposit for a Group Table for lunch.
Will you please indicate below your interest for the visit on 13th or 15th January (If both dates are OK please indicate 'either date' and I will pick the dates when most members are interested). Partners of course welcome. For those members who are unavailable midweek I may subsequently arrange a Saturday visit.
Please let me know your choice before the end of November by completing the form below (I'll get back to those who express an interest with the results before the end of November):