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March 2001

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Randolph Caldecott Society UK Meeting, March 2001, in Chester

Click here for larger pic of Presn to Dean of ChesterWe had lunch together, with the Dean of Chester as our guest, and presented him with a commemorative inscription.

Click here for larger pic of RC Soc CommitteeAfter lunch, the main business discussed was the proposal to set up a Charitable Trust, to enable the collection of funds to purchase works by Randolph Caldecott, and to enable Tax Relief to be obtained on donations made for this purpose.  The Trust would try to make Randolph's work accessible to the widest possible audience, for example by loans to exhibitions.  Also on view at the meeting were a commemorative Album about Randolph, compiled by his sister Sophia; and original copies of Graphic magazines of the 1870's and 1880's containing pictures by him.

Click here for larger versionWe then adjourned to Chester's magnificent Town Hall where we had tea with the Mayor of Chester, Councillor Reginald Jones.  Thank you very much Mr Mayor, sir, for such an excellent tea!

Click here for larger version of this pictureThen we attended Evensong in Chester Cathedral.  It was the Anniversary of Randolph Caldecott's birth, so we placed flowers at his Memorial in the Cathedral.

Altogether, a memorable and worthwhile day.

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