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Enjoy a different view of Antiques 

at Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood – at 7.30pm (unless noted otherwise below) on the fourth Wednesday from September to May (except December) –  plus a Summer outing in June.

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2021/22 Programme

22 September - Jeremy Prescott - Iconic Memorials for the Fallen

A welcome return by Jeremy to tell us about not only about the well known Armed Forces Memorial at the National Arboretum but also the spectacular and thought-provoking creativity of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey, Arlington Cemetery in Washington, Bomber Command, Iwo Jima and Vietnam.

27 October- Bob Leggett -Trains & Toys

Auctioning toys and trains is a special part of the world of collecting. From Dinky and Matchbox to Hornby, Trix and Basset Lowke, in N Gauge to Gauge III, that is Bob's life.

24 Nov - Mark Hill - "Fish" by Michael Harris

Mark has written the definitive work on Michael Harris and his iconic inspiration in blown glass, created in the Mdina studio on Malta and later transferred to hand crafted production on the Isle of Wight.

22 December 2021 – no meeting

26 January 2021 - James Taylor - British Postcard Humour

With a background in Fine Art and curating collections and exhibitions at the National Maritime Nuseum as well as the St Barbe Gallery at Lymington, James is intrigued by the appeal and eventual passing of the popularity of Mabel Lucy Attwell, Donald McGill and their companions.

23 February - Dr Anne Anderson - Gutav Klimt and the Vienna Secession

In 1897 there was an artistic rebellion by a group of avant garde painters, architects and designers against the backward-looking establishment.  Klimt was one of the leaders who explored techniques and subjects in a very different way to the old-school.


23 March - John Benjamin - H G Murphy

Master Gold & Silversmith Well-known as the jewellery expert on Antiques Roadshow John, with Paul Atterbury, has co-authored the exhaustive book on H G Murphy who was inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, Art Deco and the Jazz Age to produce stunning work between the wars.

27 April - Emma James - Mompesson: New Beginnings

The imposing house in Salisbury's Cathedral Close is one of the National Trust's 18th century treasures.  Emma is the Visitors Experience Officer and will tell us how it came to be owned by the Trust and about the key collections on display.

25 May - Paul Atterbury - Aalto to Ikea: the Impact of Scandinavian Design

The clean, simple lines of Aalto's moulded plywood in the 50s and his approach to glass, wood, furniture and buildings have been carried to the world by Ikea! Paul's view of design is always gently perceptive and informative.  We will welcome his return to the Club.

22 June - Summer Outing to Polesden Lacy


More details of our summer outing will be available later in the Spring.