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Wenlock Abbey Through A Victorian Window: In The Cloisters With Artists, Politicians, Writers, Thinkers, Eccentrics… with Dr Cynthia Gamble and William Motley
June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm£18 – £20
Medieval Wenlock Abbey/Priory nestles on the edge of the picturesque market town of Much Wenlock, in rural Shropshire. In this richly illustrated talk/double act, Dr Cynthia Gamble and William Motley reveal and bring to life some of the secrets of Wenlock Abbey/Priory and its central role in the 19th and 20th centuries as a cultural hub steeped in the Arts and Crafts Movement. Discoveries include magnificent oratory linen curtains inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites and medieval missals; Angeli laudantes; tiles, screens and wrought-iron gates. The chatelain Charles Milnes Gaskell also had a fine library with several rare editions published by the Kelmscott Press. Guests included Philip Webb, J. Starkie Gardner, Henry James, Henry Adams, Thomas Hardy, Robert and Caroline Bateman and many other fascinating people.
Ticket price includes Victorian afternoon tea at 4pm.