I came across an old EAG Newsletter of Sylvia Philpot’s the other day - some of you will remember our former Chairman. It was a particularly wet season and she said: “…it will take a lot to dampen the spirits of members of the Guild.” That surely applied today, when eight members ventured forth and after making a few soggy starts retreated to the barn, where there were all sorts of interesting subjects to draw. But it was draughty and cold (cold??? yes, cold after all those sizzling temperatures!) and it poured down incessantly, but spirits were undampened and we sensibly knocked off just after 2pm to take a very welcome early tea at Sally’s.
We have visited Hoxne Watermill a couple of times before. We are so lucky to have occasional access to this private location, with its wonderful mill, old cottage, river and distant views across the River Waveney, meadows and grazing cattle.
Mrs Wheeler showed us a catalogue for the exhibition “Munnings and the River” at the Munnings Museum. She pointed out that Munnings had lived in a cottage here for a time and he had written about his love of the river, the mill and landscape hereabouts in his autobiography. I hope to obtain a copy of an extract she showed us, which refers particularly to Hoxne Watermill.
By the way, Sally makes excellent ginger cake and I’m sure the rest of her cakes were delicious as well. Many thanks Sally!
Hope to see lots of you next week at Thorpe Abbotts Hall.
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