Our STUNNING Children's Gardening Club -see for yourselves Thursday afternoons after school at 4.00 and they love it so much they were there early!
I was bowled over by our Children's Gardening Club and their allotment today when Karen Austin and I came for a preview of what our Judges will see.. It is quite stunning and a fitting legacy for Katie Burge the most amazingly inspirational Children's Gardener. And Gillian Coulson has picked up the torch and brought Katies's wonderful work to a new level again. Despite hugely unpleasant challenges the work with children ensuring they love gardening and eating fresh produce and continuously learn is happening here in Halesworth. While you can get your children or grandchildren involved. It was an intensely vital learning experience and true GOLD STAR. Bravo to all and special thanks too to Vic Coulson and Gaby Rolfe who also support this wonderful venture.
Ellie is one of our local Brownies and she is very ready to help. She coloured these specially for us. THANK YOU ELLIE They are great!
George Richmond RA (28 March 1809 – 19 March 1896) was an English painter and portraitist. In his youth he was a member of The Ancients, a group of followers of William Blake. Later in life he established a career as a portrait painter, which included painting the portraits of the British gentry, nobility and royalty.He was the son of Thomas Richmond, miniature-painter, and was the father of the painter William Blake Richmond as well as the grandfather of the naval historian, Admiral Sir Herbert Richmond.
His success as a portrait-painter was due as much to his power of drawing out the best from his sitter in conversation as to skill in delineation. Being a very skilful and rapid draughtsman, he was able, while putting himself into sympathy with his sitter, to report the happiest moment and fleeting changes of expression, and to get out of his subject more than at first sight appeared to be there. His ideal of portraiture was ‘the truth lovingly told;’ and he never consciously flattered. He was also a most industrious and clever sketcher from nature, and he produced (for his own pleasure and instruction) hundreds of drawings in pencil and watercolour, many of great beauty, of figure and landscape.