This article appears in Issue 92, Winter 2015.
Send & Ripley History Society, in conjunction with Send Parish Council, held an art exhibition over the weekend of 3rd/4th October. In part it was an opportunity to showcase some of the framed photographs, paintings and textiles usually held in store by the history society but also an opportunity for local artists to show off their creative side. In all about one hundred items were on show, including an impressive model of Send Church rooms.
The exhibition attracted about 140 visitors who enjoyed not only the artwork but tea and cakes made by volunteers. The comments in the visitors’ book included, ‘Good to have an exhibition in the village reflecting its past’, ‘Great exhibition, very interesting and talented people in Send’ and best of all ‘A treat for the eyes, brilliant effort’.
One contributor who perhaps deserves a special mention is Pat Clack, who decided to ‘yarn bomb’ the statue of the village blacksmith in the colours of Send United football club – perhaps unfortunate that they are also the colours of the Australian Rugby team who played and beat England in the World Cup that weekend.
There are some pictures with the article in the magazine and some here.