Domestic Architecture in St Michael's Village through Five Centuries

19 December 2009 – 31 January 2010

Verulamium Museum, St Albans

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   The work of the specialist architectural photographer John Bethell, who has lived locally for many years, the exhibition was first shown at Kingsbury Barn by kind permission of Jill and Adam Singer.

   The barn was open to the public over the Heritage Weekend 2009 for the first time since the completion of very substantial restoration works, and between them barn and exhibition attracted 1100 people in three days.

   The exhibition has now been transfered to Verulamium Museum for six weeks. It follows the story of houses in St Michael's village from Sally Lunn's in St Michael's Street (1380) to Gonnerston (1964). A different aspect of the subject is covered in each of six panels (one given over to pubs) and each panel carries a brief explanatory text. Captions identify each photograph and an attempt has been made to date every house.

   The exhibition will be presented in its original form with some text revisions suggested by visitors and some experts. John Bethell is delighted that a show designed for only three days is to have its life extended over Christmas and New Year. Though the exhibition makes hardly a mention of Roman Verulamium the Museum's position within St Michael's village makes an ideal location.

This page was added by Brian Bending on 26/11/2009.

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