Category News Date 25 April 2018

Over the last couple of weeks we have enjoyed some time in Greenwich. With the start of warmer weather members joined us for a walk in Greenwich Park. We met our excellent walk leader Sue Yates from the Friends of Greenwich Park along with her husband Bob at St Marys gate. After taking us into the herb garden we all made it up to the top of the hill! Sue gave us great detailed information about the park including its history, the trees and wildlife in the park and the plans for the future. We were even lucky enough to spot a deer! We are looking forward to returning later in the year to enjoy an outdoor concert at the bandstand. Many thanks to Sue, Bob and our volunteers Hughbert and Mun for all their help and support on the day.

Here are some photos of the group in Greenwich park

Group photo at Greenwich Park

Photo shows the group at Greenwich park

Photo shows members inside tree

Photo shows members around a tree

 

Photo shows fields of daffodils

Photo shows deer grazing in the park

 

On Monday 23rd April SELVIS members visited The Fan Museum in Greenwich for an object handling session and tour. This was another excellent tour, starting with refreshments served in The Orangery. We then moved inside the Museum and had the opportunity to handle a variety of fans of all shapes and sizes including one with extravagant dyed pink ostrich feathers! We all learnt so much and had many questions for the curator. Thank you to Jacob and everyone at The Fan Museum for making our group so welcome and for such an enjoyable visit. It was a fantastic morning and we plan to return here too. Here are some photos from our visit.

Group enjoying tea in the Orangery       

Photo shows group enjoying tea in The Orangery      Photo shows group listening to talk about fans

 

Photo shows tour guide Jacob with portrait of Fan museum founders

Photo shows group enjoying a touch tour. One member holding the dyed pink ostrich fan