Things are improving.
We are still not able to meet visitors in the Museum offices, but we can now meet Museum visitors in the main body of the Library and the display area of the Museum is open.
Following the first meeting of the History Society, after a break of almost two years, we were happy to be able to report that the meeting was a great success. Our meetings since then have also been very successful.
Christine Mason, who is a volunteer at Salisbury Museum, is working in Salisbury museum on the Rex Whistler archive. This archive was obtained by that museum and it is now permanently held in Salisbury.
Christine gave an absorbing talk, covering Whistler’s life and career from his childhood, through his time as a “bright young thing” in the 1930s to his death as a Welsh Guards officer in the Second World War. Whistler was commanding a troop of tanks when he was killed. Christine’s talk was liberally illustrated by examples of Whistler’s work.
Details of our July meeting can be found on the “What’s on?” page.