Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH)
Tue 5th Sep '17 - FAKES & FORGERIES - THE GARDEN SHED GANG
An very interesting talk by marilyn Roberts about fakes and forgeries that have successfully fooled the art dealers, experts, museums, auction houses and private buyers. The fakes have been displayed in museums and galleries. The first discussed was John Myatt who painted approx 200 fakes (in emulsion and K.Y. Jelly)which were then sold by John Drewe as originals to Christie's, Phillips Southerby's and dealers in London, Paris and New York. The second discussed were the "Garden shed Gang" who comprised of the Greenhalgh family. The son Shaun produced a large number of forgeries, including sculptures that were fronted by his elderly parents whom successfully sold to museums, auction houses and internationally before being discovered.
Sun 30th Oct '16 - BRIGG HALLOWEEN GHOST WALK
The Ghost walk was a success with an attendance of over 80. Many people enjoyed listening to the many stories of the Ghosts and hauntings of Brigg as they were walked around the Town.
Tue 20th Sep '16 - BASH AGM starts 7.30 pm
Chair: Pat Parkinson Vice Chair: Brian Denison Secretary: Stewart Melton Treasurer: Denise Torpey Other Committee Members: Caroline Sharp, Jean Neall,
Josie advised that Bash has had a very successful year and attendances have risen. The qualities of the Guest Speakers has been high and had a variety of topics. The Committee had a visit to Scawby Hall and a day out to Gunby Hall.
The new Bash year started well with an illustrated talk on Coaching Memories and we have topics covered until the Christmas/New Year break.