Mrs Vera Leeke: It is with deep regret that I have to tell those of you who have not already heard that Mrs Vera Leeke passed away at the Myton Hospice on the 22nd April after a very distressing illness. A longstanding member of RLSDFAS, Vera was our vice President at the time of her untimely death. She was also the Society’s highly regarded immediate past Chairman, having previously been our Young Arts representative. Vera was extremely popular and, personally, I found her a pleasure to work with and shall miss her greatly.
Day Visits: A brief reminder that tickets for the visit to Hellens Manor and the Cider Museum on Thursday 17th August will be on sale on Wednesday, 3rd May. A ticket costs £45.00. Any unsold tickets will be sold before the lectures on the 7th June. Also, if you are coming with us to Renishaw Hall, the coach will collect us near the gate to Jephson Gardens in Newbold Terrace. This is opposite the Spa Centre. When selecting your shoes for the day, please bear in mind that, weather permitting, we shall be wandering round gardens.
We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd May when John Sherlock will be showing us how industrialisation changed the world of architecture in a lecture entitled, Original Grand Designs 6 – Industrialism and Revival.
Felicity Furber (Chairman)