December 14th – Christmas Drinks
All members are cordially invited to our annual Christmas Party which will take place at The Stanwell House Hotel.
The Stanwell House Hotel, 6:00 pm Tickets £7.50
January 23rd 2018 – Art of World War II
John Noott Collection
Steve Marshall has kindly agreed to give members a private viewing of this remarkable exhibition.
Here you will see and hear about the art that defines The Battle of Britain, the Blitz and Life on the Home Front during World War Two.
This collection includes over 100 paintings, prints and posters by artists including Montague Dawson, Edward Bawden and Felix Toploski.
Steve’s talks are always well received by our members so if you have not been to a talk before then do come along, enjoy a glass of wine and widen your knowledge of this subject.
St Barbe Museum, New Street 6:00 pm Tickets £5.00
MARCH 22nd 2018 – AGM
Beaulieu and the SOE
We are very pleased to welcome our guest speaker Nick Saunders, a local historian, who will talk on the Special Operations Executive in WW2 and the training of secret agents at Beaulieu. The talk will give an overview of SOE, how it was formed and its role in WW2. It will review the training that took place on the Beaulieu estate and look at a few of the characters and people involved.
Nick’s talk will follow the business part of the meeting, and the members’ update of our work during the year.
Lymington Community Centre, McClelland Room
6.30pm for 7pm
Tuesday May 1st 2018 – National Heritage Collection of Shell Posters
We welcome Nicky Balfour Penney of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, who will talk to members about their iconic Collection of Shell posters.
This collection includes over 7,000 printed posters and 1,000 original art works reflecting the charm and character of a nostalgic age of motoring
Lymington Community Centre Fuller Room 6pm Tickets £5
June 15th 2018 – Annual Garden Party Chawton House Gardens The High Street
This year the Lymington Society is very grateful to Chawton House Surgery partners for allowing us to use their delightful gardens. Members will be free to explore the picturesque garden and catering will be provided with prosecco, red and white wine, soft drinks and the usual delicious party snacks.
Chawton House Surgery, St Thomas’ St.
6:30 pm Tickets £7.50 to include refreshments
Visit to Marlings Vineyard
The Marlings Vineyard takes its name from the centuries-old practice of marling where marl was dug from pits and spread onto farm land to improve soil fertility. Marl is earth containing lime, and naturally occurs in the New Forest.
We are organising a visit to this very local vineyard in Sway, which produces a pink sparkling wine. This is likely to take place in July/ August and we will let members know nearer the time once a firm date has been agreed.