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05 March 2019Visit to Compton Hall
28 February 2019Visit to Brampton Bryan
05 December 2018Visit to Compton Verney
03 December 2018The 12 Days of Christmas Talk and Tea Event
26 November 2018Visit to the Burne-Jones Exhibition at Tate Britain
12 October 2018Visit to Millichope Park
24 September 2018Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum
19 September 2018THE ARTS SOCIETY WREKIN - TALK, TOUR AND TEA WED 19th SEPTEMBER. TASTER EVENT FOR POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS
26 July 2018Visit to Moseley Old Hall
19 July 2018West Midlands Area Day of Special Interest
16 July 2018Announcing the winner of the Year 6 art competition
10 July 2018The Unveiling of the Mosaic
27 June 2018Animation wins Telford College's End-of-Year Show
19 April 2018The Committee receives the Marsh Award in London
10 April 2018Members' Art Exhibition
10 April 2018Florian Schweizer Completes his 10km Run through the Ironbridge Gorge
27 March 2018Weston Park Coade Stone Restoration
21 March 2018Supporting the Red House, Albrighton
19 March 2018Donation towards Restoration of Tong Pulpit Fall
10 January 2017Donation to the Tigray Trust

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Visit to Compton Hall
Tuesday 05 March 2019

On Tuesday 5th March, 40 members from Wolverhampton and Wrekin societies visited Compton Hall, now Compton Care, to hear about the Joint Heritage project that is being undertaken.  Glenys King, Chairman of Wolverhampton, who did an excellent job of hosting the morning, explained the two aims of the project.  Firstly to describe and record the interiors of the three heritage rooms containing the William Morris features, and secondly to investigate the large art and book collections of one of the previous owners - Laurence Hodson.  Laurence lived there from 1890 when he inherited from his father until 1906. He was a Wolverhampton brewer (Springfield Brewery), a man of considerable wealth and an important patron of the arts. 

It was a very friendly and enjoyable morning, where we heard from Paul Tromans and Howard Berry, both church recorders who are undertaking the recording of the interiors, describing the tiles, woodwork and stained glass, much of it by William Morris.  Carolyn Cundy told us about some of the artwork, including the William Strang paintings that had graced the library walls.  Hilary Boucher gave an informed talk about Laurence Hodson, his family and his art collection. All in all, it was an exceptionally interesting morning, and anyone who may be interested in the history of Compton Hall and is willing to help with the research, is invited to approach one of their committee members for further information.

David Brass, as Heritage Volunteering rep for the West Midlands Area, presented a cheque for £150 towards the cost of interpretation boards for the coffee shop.

Helen Franklin