Although this group is full, names can be added to the Waiting List, and when enough people show interest, another group can be started!
|This group started in July 2012|
Monthly First Tuesday
Group Liaison (Kevin Stock)
The Collectables group enables anyone with a collection of anything to share and enjoy whatever it is they collect. The term collectables covers practically any item of any material of any size and shape.
The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Group Co-ordinator's home. At each monthly meeting we bring along examples of collectables beginning with a choice of two letters.
A VISIT TO THE ALLEN GALLERY
The Collectables group had an excellent visit during August to the Allen gallery at Alton where we had a talk from Gill Arnott, one of the Hampshire museums curators. She showed us various collectable items including an agricultural workers smock, a child's embroidered dress, an antique pistol all from the 18th century and also a range of ceramics from different centuries and countries. On completion we viewed their gallery which houses one of the South's most outstanding ceramics collection of English, continental and oriental pottery, porcelain and tiles from 1250 to the present day. We also witnessed some conservation work going on.
After lunch at a local hostelry where we met up with some members of Alton U3A and swopped stories and ideas we went on to visit the Curtis museum, also in Alton, where, amongst their extensive displays we learned about the origin of "Sweet Fanny Adams"." A good time was had by all and we came away much more knowledgeable about antiques and collectables.