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13 August 2018THE ARTS SOCIETY SOUTH WEST AREA. STUDY TOUR TO HERTFORDSHIRE
18 July 2018IMAGES FROM THE SPECIAL CELEBRATION OF NADFAS/THE ARTS SOCIETY AT DARTINGTON HALL
16 May 2018ARTSFEST - The members' art exhibition at Dartington Hall
15 May 2018ARTSFEST - GALLERY 2
14 May 2018DISCOVERY TRAILS IN THE SOUTH WEST
19 January 2018NETTLECOMBE CHURCH - HERITAGE VOLUNTEERS From The Arts Society, TAUNTON VALE
16 October 2017The Arts Society Sidmouth
11 June 2017South West Area 6 day study tour. GREAT HOUSES AND GARDENS of SUSSEX
06 April 2017SW AREA 5 DAY VISIT TO DRESDEN
31 March 2017Latest Church Trail from South Devon (Plymouth) dfas
10 July 2016FALMOUTH DFAS - Heritage Volunteers project
22 June 2016TAUNTON DFAS YOUNG ARTS AWARD 2016
07 May 2016AREA CHURCH TRAIL - Brannel
03 April 2016SW AREA VISIT TO YORKSHIRE, APRIL 2016
12 February 2016NADFAS Heritage Volunteers conserve at the Morrab library in Penzance
08 November 2015YOUNG ARTS - Musbury Woodland Trail
28 June 2015SOUTH WEST AREA - 5 night visit to the historic houses, places and art collections of Norfolk
30 January 2015TRURO DFAS celebrates 20 years of Volunteering
21 December 2014WEST CORNWALL DFAS - Activities during 2014
09 December 2014KINGSBRIDGE ESTUARY DFAS Birthday Party
18 October 2014 SOUTH WEST AREA - YOUNG ARTS PROJECT WITH THE ROYAL ALBERT MEMORIAL MUSEUM, EXETER AND RSPB.
29 June 2014SOUTH WEST AREA - 5 night visit to the stately and historic houses of the Peak District
16 April 2014WEST SOMERSET DFAS Heritage Volunteers - Restoration of Church Furnishings thanks to a grant from the Society of Antiquaries
01 March 2014SOUTH WEST AREA Church Recorders
02 February 2014TRURO DFAS Young Arts
 Heritage Volunteers use elbow grease!
 Heritage Volunteers - Making it all happen
 Heritage Volunteers - Conservation of books
 Heritage Volunteers - Volunteers at work on Church Textiles
 Heritage Volunteering

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THE ARTS SOCIETY SOUTH WEST AREA.
STUDY TOUR TO HERTFORDSHIRE

Forty four members from various societies in the South West met in Taunton to start a six day tour of historic and interesting venues in Hertfordshire.
The first stop was Bekonscot model village in Beaconsfield to see the very first model village built in the UK almost 100 years ago. Over the years, the model village has been updated and kept immaculately with railways, roads, canals, a funfair, airport and appropriately named shops.
The first full day to Bletchley park for a fascinating and surprisingly comprehensive exhibition of spyware from WW II. The highlights included Enigma machines captured from the enemy and the Collosus computer.
Then the following days to Hatfield house, built by the Earl of Salisbury (Robert Cecil) with his macabre tomb in the church. The grand house is homely and with the contents all very well cared for.
Following days travelled to St. John's Walden, birth place of Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother, Woburn Abbey with gardens laid out by Humphrey Repton, Hitchen lavender fields to a grand finale at Chenies Manor where in 1965 Patricia Fay started the Chiltern Antiques Group, the forerunner of NADFAS three years later. A very fitting pilgrimage to this very beautiful historic manor (early home of the Earls of Bedford) and its delightful gardens.