Thursday, 5 December 2019

Shallcross Hall

Shallcross Hall, the former home of the Shalcross family was built in the early 18th century, probably about 1728. The architect is unknown although there are good grounds for believing that it may have been James Gibbs, the builder of Derby Cathedral. Ten years after completion, the last of the family line, John Shalcross, died and the house was sold to the Jodrell family. It was let to Edward Hall in the 1850s and sold to Buxton Lime Firms in 1926. Although various tenants occupied the house for short periods, it remained empty for most of the time, until, after a fire, it was demolished in 1968.
This is a computer drawn image.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Meet The Artist

 Paul Gent, from New Mills is the speaker at our first meeting of 2020 on January 7th. In his presentation, "People and Places", Paul will talk about his life as an artist and about people he has met and the places that he has visited. He will describe many of his works and show some of his numerous sketch books.
Many of Paul's paintings and sketches feature local scenes which will be familiar to many people.