Category Archives: The Past

The Wallypug of Why

More information – by G.E. Farrow, illustrations by Harry Furniss and vignettes by Dorothy Furniss ( Harry’s daughter aged 15 )

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Children’s Books

It’s not surprising that brought up on books like this ‘The Wally Pug of Why’ my siblings and I have vivid imaginations. I have the book – it belonged to my grandmother Nancy Goulden and was published by C. Arthur … Continue reading

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Visit to Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

There is a very interesting exhibition ‘Peggy Angus – Designer, Teacher, Painter’ on until 21 September. Peggy knew all the interesting artists / designers / architects – first meeting Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious at the RCA. She provided a sort of artistic powerhouse … Continue reading

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Books,Books and more Books!

It was so exciting when I learnt to read – it was amazing and I read everything available to me which was a lot as my Mother and Grandparents both had many books. Birthday presents were often books – The … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful / 8

Bridget Moore’s paintings are just lovely – glimpses into childhood,memories,home,outings,play. See them for real at the Royal Watercolour Society’s Spring Exhibition. PV March 27 / 6-8 / Bankside Gallery, (near Tate Modern & the Founders Arms) http://www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk     

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Art School

So exciting – I was determined to go to art school, so I did. First my nearest in Essex which was Colchester and then because I had to get to London the Central School of Art & Design. Now I … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Have just received a review from WordPress – almost worse than a school report…. must resolve to do a bit better in 2014!! Start tomorrow – Happy … Continue reading

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