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25th July 2021

It has been a difficult time for us as we have been unable to open due to Covid, and have had to cancel all of our planned fundraising events for 2020 and the first half of 2021. However, we are pleased to say that we will be opening for the annual Heritage Open Days event this September, and will welcome any and all support. We look forward to welcoming you back again on September 18th and 19th (details to the left).

 

10th November 2020

Email message from Lesley Owen, repeated for interest

"My father, Leslie (Bunny) Read, was with Arthur Lindsey and. US serviceman, Elmer Davies, when the paintings were discovered. The three had had rather a boozy evening at Bovingdon airforce base and were sobering up in the cottage before going home to their wives. We lived at 114 Piccotts End. The Davies rented 120 from Arthur. Mr Lindsey was talking about renovating the cottage with Bunny’s help. My dad pulled at a corner of the wallpaper that was hanging off the wall. Paper and plaster came away - and there were the paintings. I remember seeing them 65+ years ago when the cottage was still in a
pretty delapidated state. I’d love to visit next year, if you’re able to do an open day.

 

20th June 2019

 

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 22nd September 2019. Entry is free, but there is a suggested donation of £5 per person which contributes to the annual upkeep of the paintings.

To book, please go to eventbrite by clicking here or email Karen at info @piccottsendpaintings.uk

 

24th May 2018

We are again taking part in the Heritage Open Days event and will be open on Sunday 9th September 2018. We are taking bookings in hourly slots, on the hour, so that you can come and listen to a talk, have a cup of tea and a piece of cake, and have a close up look at these amazing paintings. This year Karen will be giving the talks to update people on her current research on the paintings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17th July 2017

 

We are again taking part in the Heritage Open Days event and will be open on Sunday 10th September 2017. We are taking bookings in hourly slots, on the hour, so that you can come and listen to a talk, have a cup of tea and a piece of cake, and have a close up look at these amazing paintings. This year Karen will be giving the talks to update people on her current research on the paintings.

 

To book, please go to eventbrite by clicking here or email Karen at info @piccottsendpaintings.uk

 

 

 

12th September 2016

 

A HUGE thank you to all of our visitors over the Heritage Open Days, and also to all of our helpers and especially to Alastair Lindley who gave the talks. We had 180 visitors on the day and got through 14 homemade cakes!

 

28th April 2016

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

 

The Cottage will be open again this year for Heritage Open Days on Sunday 11th September 2016. Reservations need to be made for one hour time slots during the day. Tea and cakes will be available.

 

27th September 2015

Press Release

 

The paintings will be featured in Simon Schama's "The Face of Britain" to be aired on Wed 30th September, BBC2 at 9pm. If that captures your imagination we are putting on an extra Opening of the cottages on 24th and 25th October 2015. See our event page to book your slot.

 

Christmas Cards featuring the wall paintings now available.

 

14th August 2015

 

Simon Schama has been to Piccotts End and is including the wall paintings as part of the introduction to his new 5 part television series to be aired in September "Simon Schama's Face of Britain".

 

This will run alongside an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and there will be a book to accompany the series.

Simon is also hosting a series of talks on the exhibition.

17th July 2017

 

We are again taking part in the Heritage Open Days event and will be open on Sunday 10th September 2017. We are taking bookings in hourly slots, on the hour, so that you can come and listen to a talk, have a cup of tea and a piece of cake, and have a close up look at these amazing paintings. This year Karen will be giving the talks to update people on her current research on the paintings.

 

To book, please go to eventbrite by clicking here or email Karen at info @piccottsendpaintings.uk

 

 

 

12th September 2016

 

A HUGE thank you to all of our visitors over the Heritage Open Days, and also to all of our helpers and especially to Alastair Lindley who gave the talks. We had 180 visitors on the day and got through 14 homemade cakes!

 

28th April 2016

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

 

The Cottage will be open again this year for Heritage Open Days on Sunday 11th September 2016. Reservations need to be made for one hour time slots during the day. Tea and cakes will be available.

 

27th September 2015

Press Release

 

The paintings will be featured in Simon Schama's "The Face of Britain" to be aired on Wed 30th September, BBC2 at 9pm. If that captures your imagination we are putting on an extra Opening of the cottages on 24th and 25th October 2015. See our event page to book your slot.

 

Christmas Cards featuring the wall paintings now available.

 

14th August 2015

 

Simon Schama has been to Piccotts End and is including the wall paintings as part of the introduction to his new 5 part television series to be aired in September "Simon Schama's Face of Britain".

 

This will run alongside an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and there will be a book to accompany the series.

Simon is also hosting a series of talks on the exhibition.

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