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Painshill – Morning Lectures
Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Advance booking required. £15 (members £10)
Antiquaries and Collectors: Illustrations of Surrey collected by Robert Barclay of Bury Hill, Dorking, c.1800
by Julian Pooley (Surrey History Centre)
The late 18th century witnessed a craze among antiquaries and gentlemen collectors for engravings and portraits to bind into published works of local history. Robert Barclay’s collection compiled to illustrate his copy of Manning and Bray’s History and Antiquities of Surrey (1804-1814) includes over 500 original watercolours of Surrey buildings by John and Edward Hassell, John Carter and Henry de Cort, which reflect the opposing contemporary tastes for picturesque views and antiquarian precision.
Plant Heritage – Saving Plants for Future Generations
By Sandra Tognarelli (Trustee of Plant Heritage)
An insight into the conservation programmes undertaken by Plant Heritage and why there is a need to save cultivated plants. An overview of the National Collections held in Surrey will also be given during the lecture.