We have been trying to raise funds to pay our capital costs - the expense of creating files, folders, archival storage etc., for the records which have been collected and are currently stored, not very happily, in our Turkey Shed premises.
We are enormously grateful to the organisations which have helped us, so far, to reach 50% of our target. They are: Suffolk Coastal District Council, The Benhall and Sternfield Memorial Flower Show Committee, Waitress Community Fund and our very own Parish Council. Huge thanks to them for their invaluable support.
Meanwhile, we continue to fund-raise for our annual running costs of £600. While we have been very lucky to have had generous individual donations to help with rent and insurance in the first two years, we still have to look ahead and have money in the bank for the following years. As part of this,and very much in the spirit of celebrating the history of our two villages, we are pleased to present the 2019 Benhall and Sternfield Artists' Calendar.
The front cover is a painting of Benhall Green itself by perhaps our most celebrated artist, Amy K.Browning, who exhibited annually in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Other deceased artists represented are Jenny Toombs, Carol Burns-Begg and Joanna Dunham. Nine living artists have contributed, each one highly individual, and all of them have a say in the artists’ statements at the back of the Calendar.
Available now from the Railway Farm Shop and by phoning Pauline on 602563. The Calendar costs £5 and comes in its own hard-backed envelope. Don’t miss out. Limited edition!