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04 July 2018Visit to Stowe House & Gardens
01 July 2018Summer Lunch-June 2018
25 June 2018Young Arts support at the Isabel Hospice
23 June 2018Completion of Young Arts Mosaic project 2018
10 May 2018A walk with the Church Recorders - May 2018
05 May 2018Society’s sponsorship of 3D prize – Hertford Art Society’s Open Exhibition
09 March 2018Young Art Project 2018

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Visit to Stowe House & Gardens
Wednesday 04 July 2018

In July Members enjoyed a visit to Stowe House, a Grade I Listed Building formerly the seat of the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos and now a public school maintained by the Stowe Preservation Trust. 


It was a perfect Summer’s day to be visiting such a magnificent house and gardens. In the House we learnt something of the checkered careers of the Dukes of Buckinghamshire, their decent into bankruptcy and the subsequent rescue of the buildings by their conversion in 1922 to a public 
school. The first Headmaster, J F Roxburgh, told his boys that by the time they left his establishment they should be acceptable on a dance floor and invaluable in a shipwreck.


The grounds were largely designed by William Kent with Capability Brown as his Head Gardener. Into the grounds are set a variety of architectural jewels, some of which we walked around. 


Altogether a grand day out.