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These days we have only one or two meetings a year, sometimes including our AGM, in London, but instead prefer to get out and about, holding the remainder of our meetings around the country, often in churches where we can study brasses, incised slabs and other monuments in their architectural context. Although these meetings are very popular with members, many are unable to attend. So, from Spring 2005 we we will providing picture reports of our meetings, to supplement the full written reports that appear in MBS Bulletin. To see these reports, click on the Past Events bar at the top of the page.
Proceedings start at 2pm, unless noted below. Entry is free unless otherwise indicated and MBS members may invite non-member visitors to attend.
Saturday, 28th September 2019 at 2.00p.m.
WALTHAMSTOW, ESSEX This meeting at St. Mary’s church will be held in association with the Walthamstow Historical Society. Further details to follow.
Saturday, 26th October 2019 at 2.00p.m.
GENERAL MEETING WILLESDEN, MIDDLESEX This meeting will continue the popular series of visits to Middlesex churches. It is proposed to produce a comprehensively illustrated booklet that will be available free to members attending the meeting. Further details to follow.
Annual General Meeting
Saturday, 13th July 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OXFORD The formal business of the Annual General Meeting will be held at The Oratory, 25 Woodstock Road OX2 6HA at 11.00a.m. The afternoon programme organised by Jerome Bertram and David Meara will commence at 2.00p.m. with rare access to the Norman church of St. Peter-in-the-East, now used as the library for St. Edmund Hall (Queen’s Lane, OX1 4AR). The building contains nine mainstream brasses. This will be followed by a privileged visit to the church of St. Cross (St. Cross Road, Holywell, OX1 3TX) that now serves as the Balliol College Archive. The two 17th-century brasses include Eliza Franklin who, dying at the age of 35 in 1622, is shown in bed with three children in shrouds and one in swaddling clothes on the coverlet! The afternoon will conclude with a visit to the Cathedral Church of Christ Church (St. Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1DP) containing a magnificent array of medieval brasses together with a number of notable Victorian examples.