Preserving wall paintings: from English churches to Egyptian Tombs

TALK POSTPONED: Under the current circumstances related to the Covid-19 outbreak, the talk on Thursday 2nd April at Upton Magna Village Hall on Preserving wall paintings: from English churches to Egyptian Tombs has had to be postponed.

The medieval church of St Lucia, Upton Magna, was substantially rebuilt and restored by the famous Gothic Revival architect, G. E. Street, in 1856.  A scheme of internal decoration originally covered the entire interior, which was subsequently covered over.  Lisa Shekede and Stephen Rickerby have been carrying out work to reveal some of this painting.   The conservators are working in the church Monday to Friday until the 2nd April, and anyone is welcome to pop in to observe them working.