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Visits to the Museum

Holy Trinity Primary School printing visit

Holy Trinity Primary School printing visit [54.5kb]

The printing visit

The printing visit [58.2kb]

We were pleased to welcome Holy Trinity Primary School making their second visit to us, for a Textile Workshop and Tour of the Museum in July. Also in July we welcomed the 14th Wallington Scout Group and a group of students from the Smart Centre Medical Group based at the Sixth Form Centre at Merton College. Both these groups were making their first visits to the Museum and enjoyed our Printing Workshops which always prove very popular.

Outreach

We are pleased to record that 72 was taken at the recent Wimbledon Village Fair which was a very enjoyable day. Thanks to all volunteers and friends who came along and helped on a very hot afternoon.

We were pleased to participate in the newly-established Wandle Valley Festival on Sunday July 12th. The Museum was open that day and visitors could have a glimpse of our new Exhibition Menage a Trois in Merton opened by the Mayor of Merton, Cllr Judy Saunders, the day before.
14th Wallington Scouts have a block printing visit

14th Wallington Scouts have a block printing visit [53.5kb]

The opening of the Exhibition was a great success with over 60 members, friends and invited guests enjoying the display designed and presented by Meg Thomas our Volunteer Curator. Refreshments including a special celebratory cake were enjoyed by everybody. Many thanks once again to Mary Hart for providing them. Mary was also busy representing the Museum at Merton Abbey Mills on June 12th with printing sessions in the Chapter House as part of the Wandle Valley Festival and Merton Abbey Mills 16th Birthday Celebrations, and on the 13th for a visit to the Chapter House by Bond Primary School.

The Mayor of Merton, Cllr Judy Saunders, opening the Exhibition

The Mayor of Merton, Cllr Judy Saunders, opening the Exhibition [53.5kb]

Mary and I were happy to attend the official opening of the installation of the new lift in the Vestry Hall. This lift has been sorely needed by the workers and visitors who need to get to the 1st and 2nd floors of the building and will be a very welcome addition. The Upper Hall has also been refurbished and equipped to make it into a new Training Room. This is an excellent facility in the Vestry Hall and will be available to local community groups.

Volunteers

We were happy to see Volunteer Eric Trim at our last Volunteers' Quarterly Lunch Meeting. He has now returned home after two long spells in St George's Hospital with heart problems. We hope it won't be too long before we see him back helping in the shop on a regular basis.

Thanks to be recorded to volunteer Eric Shaw for re-painting the Museum front doors which had got very dirty and untidy.

Members' Events

PAST:

All members were invited to the opening of the new Nelson Exhibition.

PRESENT:

Don't forget to pass your name on to Mary Hart 020-8543-7534 to book your place on the visit to The Red House on Saturday 24th September at 2.45pm. Entrance to the House is 6 free to National Trust members. Transport by mini-bus is 8 and there are still some places available. It promises to be a great day out!

FUTURE:

Details of the AGM are now in preparation. Put this date in your Diary Wednesday November 2nd at 7-30pm at South Wimbledon Community Centre. Dave Saxby of the Museum of London will speak about Merton Priory, and he will also be helping us mount our next new Exhibition on the Priory in 2006.

Subscriptions

There are still a few members who have not renewed their subscriptions. A reminder slip is enclosed and it is to be hoped prompt payment will follow.

Sheila Harris 17/8/2005

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