The Sherriff blog has been quiet for a while and in the meantime we’ve been busy holding the study day, doing the final numbering and packaging of the archive, and focusing on the online RC Sherriff learning resource. We’ve also preparing for the RC Sherriff travelling display to tour venues around the county as part of our commitment to take Sherriff’s story to a wider audience. We will be creating a virtual version of the display on the Exploring Surrey’s Past website soon but until then it can be seen from 6th to 31st January 2016 at the Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Manor Road, Walton-On-Thames, Surrey KT12 2PF. Tel: 01932 254198, Website: www.riverhousebarn.co.uk Please see the attached poster for details. Riverhouse Barn is a wonderful local art space that has worked with the RC Sherriff Trust on a number of events over the years, so we are delighted that the display will be on view there.
Accompanying the Sherriff display will be two of Surrey Heritage’s other World War One related displays, ‘The Last Summer’ and ‘Home Fires and Foreign Fields’, along with wartime artefacts, and information relating to the Mount Felix Tapestry ‘community stitch’ project, which will commemorate the role of the Mount Felix Hospital in Walton during World War One (see the project website for more information or if you’d like to become a ‘community stitcher’ http://riverhousebarn.co.uk/buy-tickets/mount-felix-tapestry/ ) And if that wasn’t enough to tempt you, Riverhouse Barn has a truly fabulous cafe, and beautiful walks along the Thames path!
Want to hire the RC Sherriff exhibition? The Sherriff display is free to hire and can be booked for monthly slots (depending on availability). It comprises 12 light-weight velcro panels, size: 640mm x 740mm, covering all aspects of Sherriff’s life and career. If you know of an organisation that would like to hire the travelling display then please let us know. If you don’t have room for the display then we can arrange for an electronic version (pdf) of it to be emailed to you to print on A3 or A4 to suit your needs. For further details please contact Di Stiff, Collections Development Archivist, on [email protected] (Tel: 01483 518740).