Reports of previous BASH events, 2017-2018

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Tue 7th Nov '17 - THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE

Rod Fanthorpe's interesting illustrated talk about the unofficial 1914 Christmas Truce which involved the British and German Soldiers meeting up in "No Man's land" along some sectors of the Western Front. Rod also compared events that were happening back in Lincolnshire on the "Home Front" at Christmas.

Tue 3rd Oct '17 - THE GARDEN THROUGH THE YEAR

A very interesting illustrated talk by Loretta comparing today's gardening events during the Seasons with those that are illustrated in the margins of various Medieval Year Books per month. There was a good audience participation to help decipher some of the plants/crops in the illustrations.

Tue 19th Sep '17 - B.A.S.H. AGM

Chair: Pat Parkinson Vice Chair: Brian Denison Secretary: Stewart Melton Treasurer: Denise Torpey Other Committee Members: Jean Neall, Caroline Sharp, Shirley Finney

There were no nominations received. All Committee Members both present and absent at the A.G.M., agreed to stand and all posts remain unchanged.

Pat stated that the quality of the Guest Speakers has remained high and she had received very favorable comments for them especially Rod fanthorpe and Marilyn Roberts. We still receive good attendance figures at each meeting. The Committee had a visit to Temple Newsam in July.

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.


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