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6NADFAS REVIEW / AUTUMN 2010www.nadfas.org.ukNEWSNational NewsNational Association headlines and updates, plus news from our sponsors and members' letters Tom gets the Bigger Picture The ash cloud from Icelandicvolcano Eyjafjallajoekull may havecaused travel chaos, but memberson visits with Tour NADFASaffiliates have been impressed bythe way the situation was handled.Oneexample was the April 12-16 visit to Istanbul by TailoredTravel. After the eruption, a speedydecision led to a coach trip acrossPictured:A YoungNADFAS YoungArtist Award waspresented to TomSinghgolden atthe first summershow at TheBigger PictureGallery atLondon's CrystalPalace. It wasdouble successfor Tom becausehis picture, of a magnificent fire-breathingdragon, waspurchased on the event'sopening night.Paul Martin ispictured (left)presenting theaward to Tom.Tour affiliates commended for volcano decisionsEurope and a ferry home. TheDirector in England, MichaelEnglish, and the local guide,Ibrahim, were able to coordinatethe alternative route home with oneof the tour group, Chris Bruce,who assumed the role of groupleader. "The entire group was most impressed with your care andgenerosity in providing us with accommodation and foodwhen our official visit had expired,"said Mr Bruce. "It was selflessgestures like this that kept ourmorale up and made us realise wewere not alone." He went on to say: "I can assureyou that you have some 32 ferventfans dotted about the country,including one in Holland, who willbe singing the praises of TailoredTravel long and loud." Among themany glowing letters received byother members of the tour camethe following quote: "I do not knowhow to thank you for yourexcellent arrangement for ourexodus from Istanbul. How youmanaged to plan it all was amiracle." Photos: www.lynnhilton.com

NEWSThe credit for a photograph inthe Volunteering supplement thatcame with the Summer issue ofthe Reviewwas mistakenlyomitted. The photograph (belowright) was of Lady Johnston withthe Mayor of Devizes andchildren ('Trailblazers', p12) andwas courtesy of the WiltshireGazette and Herald. It has been brought to ourattention that an article written byThe Scotsman's Gaby Soutar('By royal appointment', page 24)in the summer issue of theReviewcontained a series offactual errors. In the interests ofproviding our readers withaccurate information, we haveprovided corrections to some ofthe key inaccuracies below:. A reference to Greyfriars Kirk should haveread St Giles Cathedral.. There are no murals in the Signet Library inspite of references in the article to thecontrary. . The correct title for what is described as 'theRoyal Company of Archers' is The Queen'sBody Guard for Scotland, Royal Company ofArchers.. Laing's Archers' Hall wasdesigned in 1776, not 1777.. Holyroodhouse was not built in1126. It has served as theprincipal residence of theKings and Queens of Scotssince the 15th century.Holyrood Abbey was foundedin 1128.. A statue of Queen Victoriadoes not sit on the NationalGallery but on the RoyalInstitution building, now usuallyknown as the Royal ScottishAcademy.. The William Playfair referred toin the article was not theengineer, as stated by GabySoutar, but the architect of thesame name.. Archibald Philip Primrose was the fifth Earl ofRosebery, not the sixth as stated.. A reference to William Gainsborough shouldhave read Thomas Gainsborough.. Newhailes House was home to the Dalrymplefamily, not the Dalmeny family.Additionally, on page 66, a reference to theScottish Monument should have read ScottMonument.Your excellent Summer Reviewcontained twoarticles which directly related to me. I havebeen a steward at Markenfield Hall (p38,'Historic Challenges') since NADFAS becameinvolved 10 years ago. The other article wason Jean Muir (p32, 'Close-knit Community').My family has been involved in textilessince 1788 and I worked with Miss Muirproducing her wool crepe fabrics in Yorkshire.Originally, I worked with her when she was atJaeger and my mill produced the two Jaegercrepes which ran for years. Miss Muir thenfounded her own label and we continued tosupply her. She was a perfectionist andeverything had to be 'exactly' right. I wouldbe summoned to London to discuss a newcloth, not for the coming season, but in timefor us to do the required developments toweave a fabric which conformed to MissMuir's desired drape for a garment 18months hence. She would then produce achalk colouring of the shade she required ona piece of paper which would be cut in two -one half for her, the other for me to take tothe dye house to be replicated in dyed fabric.I would then yoyo between Yorkshire andLondon until perfection was achieved andproduction of her latest creations couldcommence. Sadly, today, the only company Ideal with in the UK with that commitment toperfection is Paul Smith.John KnoxTwice as niceNADFAS was very sad to learn of the death of ShunaCronin, who, along with Kathleen Wareham, wasinstrumental in setting up Tour NADFAS. After takingtheir own Society to Paris, Patricia Fay got to hear ofthis and suggested that they offer their itineraries toother Societies. In 1971, Shuna was asked tobecome National Tours organiser, a limited companywas formed, and tours both in the UK and overseastook off. They went to many locations, includingVenice, Moscow and Leningrad, and even organiseda Young NADFAS Tour to Paris. The success ofthese tours helped keep NADFAS afloat during somevery tough times. Christopher Chavsse paid tributeto both Kathleen and Shuna in 1986 when Shunaretired: "In return for being allowed the exclusive useof NADFAS name and style, Kathleen and Shunabetween them put in all the necessary capital andknowledge, and undertook to concentrate on providing the type of tours that NADFAS memberswanted." She was a real pioneer of her time andcontributed much to NADFAS.LETTERSwww.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / AUTUMN 2010 7REVIEW£2.50THE MAGAZINE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETIESSUMMER 2010Farewell to Tour NADFAS pioneerAbove:Shuna Cronin, 'a real pioneer of her time'Corrections and clarificationsPhoto: © National Museums Scotland/Gemma Levine