Annual General Meeting
Saturday, 16th July 2022
Saffron Walden, Essex
The formal business of the Annual General Meeting will be held in the Parish Rooms (located in the churchyard on the north side of St. Mary’s church) at 11.00a.m.
The afternoon meeting commencing at 2.00p.m. will take place in St. Mary’s church and is being held in association with the Essex Society for Archaeology and History. Liz Allan will speak on The medieval town of Saffron Walden followed by David Lepine on ‘He fed his sheep well’: the clerical brasses of St. Mary’s, Saffron Walden. A third lecture by David Carrington of the Skillington Workshop relating to the important monument commemorating Thomas Lord Audley, Lord Chancellor, 1544, will conclude the meeting.
The church of St. Mary the Virgin is situated in Church Path, Saffron Walden. The postcode for satellite navigation is CB10 1JP. The nearest station is Audley End (served from London: Liverpool Street) which is 3 miles distant representing an approximate journey of 10 minutes by taxi. Please contact Penny Williams, Hon. Secretary (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to share a taxi or are travelling by car and are prepared to pick someone up.
Saffron Walden Flyer
Joint CMS/MBS Conference
Friday, 2nd September 2022
The much-postponed Conference organised in collaboration with the Church Monuments Society will now be held at the Duke’s Head Hotel in King’s Lynn from 2nd to 4th September 2022. The theme is Status and Display, with excursions to the minster church of St. Margaret and the chapel of St. Nicholas in the town (Friday afternoon) and to the village churches of Oxborough, Narborough, Rougham and South Acre (Saturday), where a team of experts will introduce a remarkable series of medieval and early modern funerary monuments and brasses in north-west Norfolk.
The keynote lecture will be given by Tobias Capwell (Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection, London) on Flowering and Decline: English Effigies and Armour in the Late Fifteenth Century on Friday evening. The lecture programme will continue on Sunday morning with papers by Roger Bowdler on Rank Decay: 17th Century Vanitas Monuments to Persons of Status; Nicholas Flory on Illustrissima ac potentissima princeps: The Commemorative Brass Plaques of Isabella of Portugal and her Carthusian Donations; Challe Hudson, Clothing for Piety, Fashion, and Power: The Costume of Lady Margaret Beaufort; Philip Muijtjens on Contention and Resurrection: The Tombs of Jean and Blanche of France in Royaumont; Robin Netherton on The Sideless Surcote: Elusive, Illusive, Allusive; and Jean Wilson Not a leg to stand on: The Monument to Robert Pierrepont, †1669, at West Dean, Wiltshire.
The Conference fee includes accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, all tea and coffee breaks, Sunday lunch and attendance on the excursions and lectures. Accommodation at the hotel is en-suite in single, double and twin rooms. It is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Members are also welcome to arrange their own accommodation and to attend on a non-residential basis and will need to do so if the demand for rooms exceeds our allocation at the Duke’s Head. King’s Lynn has a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets including a Premier Inn and a Travelodge.
The cost for the Conference is £320 (single room) or £270 per person (double/twin room) for MBS members (non-members: £345, single room; £295 per person, double/twin room), full board (excluding Saturday lunch). Alternatively, delegates may choose to attend on a non-residential basis: Friday afternoon and evening £45 members (£55 non-members); Saturday excursion £40 members (£50 non-members); Saturday reception and conference dinner £40 members (£50 non-members); Sunday morning (including lunch) £35 members (£45 non-members).
The deadline for booking is 30th June 2022. Cheques should be payable to the Church Monuments Society. For all enquiries please contact the CMS President at email@example.com.
2022 Conference Flyer