Annual General Meeting
Saturday, 18th July 2020
Saffron Walden, Essex
The Executive Council of the Monumental Brass Society has taken the difficult decision to postpone this event to protect our members and to help limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
It is hoped that it will prove possible to hold the Annual General Meeting of the Society at the Art Workers’ Guild (6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR) on Saturday, 10th October 2020 at 2.00p.m. The 2019 Report and Accounts (including the Notice of Meeting) will be uploaded to the website and circulated to the membership shortly.
The current intention is to reconvene the meeting at Saffron Walden in July 2021.
Thank you for your ongoing support, patience and understanding at this challenging time. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as we can.
We hope that all members of the Society and their families stay safe and well during these unprecedented times.
Friday, 25th September 2020
King's Lynn, Norfolk
In view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the difficulties of holding a conference while adhering to social distancing measures and to protect the health of our members, the two societies have regrettably decided to postpone the Conference scheduled to take place this September.
We are pleased to announce that it has been rescheduled to the weekend of 24th-26th September 2021 at the same venue and at the same rates. The organisers will be contacting members who have booked. They can carry their booking forward if they wish and those who have already paid will receive a full refund. We anticipate that booking will reopen next Spring.
If you have any queries please contact CMS President Mark Downing by email at email@example.com.
Saturday, 17th October 2020
Trotton lies in a bend on the river Rother, between Midhurst and Petersfield. St George’s parish church, Trotton, ‘has one of the finest interiors in Sussex’ (Arthur Mee) with three impressive monuments.
On the west wall, 14th-century paintings depict the Last Judgement, the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Works of Mercy.
The brass to Margaret Camoys, c.1310, is ‘the oldest existing female brass’ (Pevsner). The face is life-like, the gown flowing, and there is a small dog at her feet. Indents in her gown and within the canopy once contained shields, proudly proclaiming her identity.
The second brass is to Thomas, Lord Camoys (d.1421) and his wife, Elizabeth Mortimer (d.1417), widow of Harry ‘Hotspur’ Percy. Camoys fought at Agincourt with Henry V. This brass is ‘one of the biggest and most ornate and best preserved brasses in England’ (Pevsner).
Other monuments include the tomb chest of Sir Roger Lewknor (d.1478), husband of Eleanor Camoys, the granddaughter of Lord Camoys.
There will be talks by our members Jessica Barker, Nigel Saul and Jennifer Ward.
Refreshments will be provided.
Petersfield is the nearest station for Trotton. Transport to and from the station will be available upon request.
For further details and information please contact Caroline Metcalfe at firstname.lastname@example.org