WORK OF LOCAL ARTIST ON
"HERBERT St John
Jones - a local artist",
is running in the Community Gallery at the Museum until
Saturday, January 6.
The exhibition celebrates the work of the
artist who lived in Nantwich until his death in 1939.
Picture: The Old Guild Hall and Grammar School.
Herbert St John Jones was a familiar
sight in Nantwich, always wearing his straw boater and a very stiff
collar. Often short of cash he would sometimes settle accounts by
painting a picture in lieu of settlement.
renowned as an animal painter with a reputation for excellence. He
worked for a number of famous and distinguished clients with King
Edward VII owning one of his animal paintings. Other work is included
in local town scenes.
Mons" was perhaps Herbert’s most unusual painting. It depicted the
legend of the spiritual phenomenon involving a troop of flying,
white-robed angels turning the German cavalry away from the British
infantry during the First World War.
MUSEUM LAUNCHES APPEAL TO BUY
has launched a fundraising campaign to purchase four items of local
treasure which have a combined total value of £850.
items originate from Batherton and Marbury, and include a late
medieval dress fastener, a medieval mount, a silver gilded
double-sided crucifix and a posy ring (right, compared with 20p
The posy ring, valued at £500, dates to the post Medieval period,
and is composed of a circular band with a D-shaped section. The ring
bears an inscription in italic, reading "Far off yet not forgot".
Posy rings were given by men and women as an expression of love,
either as a wedding ring or a means of showing regard and
Museum Manager Kate Dobson said "We hope through donations and
sponsorship the Museum can find the money to ensure that these
historic items can be kept in Nantwich for the public to enjoy".
The local acquisitions would further enhance the Museum's "Treasures
of Nantwich" exhibition, which has been developed over the years to
include Roman, Saxon and Tudor artefacts.
Donations, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated.
Donations can be made through the Museum's website:
AUTUMN AND WINTER EVENTS
EVENTS have been lined up for the Museum this Autumn and Winter,
including walks and talks and workshops which take place in the
Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 29,
from 11am to 12.30pm, "Welsh Row Guided Walk" will explore the
historic street that was once the main route into town. Meet at the
Museum at 11am. Tickets are
£6, Museum members £5,
children free. Adults need a place booked on the walk. Children must
be accompanied by an adult.
A further town tour will take place
on Wednesday, December 13, from 11am to 12.30pm. Learn about
the buildings, people and events that have shaped the history of the
town. All adults need to have a booked place. Children must be
accompanied by an adult. Tickets £6, Museum members £5,
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