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NEWSLetterswww.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2010 7I would like to draw yourattention to the article written byCaroline MacDonald Haig on the300th anniversary celebrations atSt Paul's Cathedral (Winter issue,p30, King of the Hill) in which shestates that the "magnificent set ofvestments has been made byCentral St Martin's-trained textiledesigner Marie Brisou." In actualfact she did not put a stitch inany of them.As a past Chairman ofNADFAS Volunteers (as it wasthen called), I suggested to theorganisers that we should invitevolunteers from the GreaterLondon Area, not Essex, to makethe padded coat hangers andcase covers. Although it was not a NADFASproject, there were at least fiveNADFAS members in the teamand we all felt let down by thisarticle as it did not pay anyacknowledgment to the no smallpart that we played in thisparticular project. Mrs Isobel LattimoreCambridgeThe article on page 52 of the winterissue of NADFAS Review, titled'Leatherhead DFAS: not horsingaround' seems to infer that theWooden Horse of Troy wasmentioned in Homer's Iliad.However, it should be noted thatHomer does not mention the Horsein the Iliad, but in fact does so inhis Odyssey.The main details of the story ofthe Wooden Horse can be foundin Virgil's Aneid.Clive HolleyEditor's noteWe apologise to Kate Sinton, graduate of the Royal School of Needlework, and her team of experienced embroiderers who worked on thevestments as this was not mentioned in the original article (Mrs Lattimore was among the group). The group of 20 people met twice a week tosew with pure silk, imitation gold jap and Swarovski crystals, and 10 of those have remained to maintain the collection. Marie Brisou was thewinner of a competition to design the vestments. I was most interested to read the report in the last issue of NADFASReview about St Paul's Cathedral (Winter issue, p30, King of the Hill)and the wrought iron gates and other work done by Jean Tijou.At The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, in Nottinghamshire, there is awonderful metal wall bracket at the top of the stairs. I thought it soremarkable that I had to find out more.  And this is what I found. Jean Tijou was a French Huguenot metalworker who arrived in England around 1689 and worked on severalEnglish Baroque buildings. He made gates and railings for HamptonCourt Palace and many objects for various other places, includingEaston Neston, Burghley and Chatsworth. He also made a screen,which incorporated the thistle, garter star, rose, harp and monogram,all symbols of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for William IIIand Mary, who were life long patrons of Tijou.  Anyway, back to The Harley Gallery and the wall bracket. It isbelieved that this was designed by Jean Tijou. It was such acomplicated design that it is believed that Jean Tijou himself nevermade it, until, some 300 years later in 1994, The Harley Gallery 'in-house' blacksmith, executed the very complex work, incorporating themany metals and embellishments, and that this is the only example ofthis work of art.Noreen Wilson Rushcliffe DFASSee the feature on the Harley Gallery on page 22.Please send your letters to:The Editor, NADFAS Review, NADFAS House, 8 Guilford Street,London WC1N 1DA. Alternatively, you can email them to:nadfasreview@nadfas.org.ukCredit where credit is due.Cast iron credentialsTroy story

Suzanne Coulman is covering forSayinie Webb while the latter is onmaternity leave. Suzanne (picturedright) previously worked as a teamsecretary in a large constructioncompany and is currently taking acollege course in secretarial skillsand Microsoft Office.Suzanne came to NADFAS lastDecember, working in theMembership department, and hassubsequently been covering thereception maternity cover."I am enjoying my time atNADFAS and have found everyoneto be helpful and very welcoming,"says Suzanne.We are delighted to report thatSayinie (pictured left) gave birth toa baby boy on 6 February.8NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2010www.nadfas.org.ukNEWSStaff changes at NADFAS HouseTour NADFAS is delighted towelcome a new Affiliate - IndianOdyssey. In February next year,members will have the chance todiscover the best of regalRajasthan in the company of oneof NADFAS's popular lecturers -Oliver Everett. This extraordinary,13-day tour takes in the culture,heritage and colours of Rajasthan.Call 08454 300107 or emailrakhi@indianodyssey.co.uk for atour dossier. And to read moreabout this tour see page 50.Meanwhile, this spring insert isthe last from Spirit of Adventure.These and any existing bookingsmade through NADFAS willcontinue to benefit the TourNADFAS Affiliate scheme. Wewould like to thank Spirit ofAdventure for their support since2007 and wish them continuedsuccess in the future.  ?? New travel partner on boardThe winner of the 2010 Sir TrenchardCox Scholarship has been announced.Freya Martin who attends Idsall SixthForm College in Shifnal, Shropshire is therecipient of this year's scholarship. There was a record number of entries,33 in all. The judges, Penny Livermorethe Young Arts Chairman, Pauline Curtis,former NADFAS Trustee, and RoseBalston, an Art History Abroad tutoragreed that the decision-making processwas extremely difficult, but Freya was adeserving winner.  Her essay subjectswere Mark Quinn's statue of AlisonLapper (displayed on the fourth plinth inTrafalgar Square) and Louise Bourgeois's'spider sculpture', Maman. See our feature on the judging of thisaward on page 39.Sir Trenchard Coxwinner announcedA NADFAS member was among the winners in the St George's Chapelhunt for missing Banners of deceased Knights of the Garter during2009 (See A chivalrous quest, p30 of the Spring 2009 Review).During a Knight's lifetime his or her banner hangs in St George'sChapel, Windsor Castle but, after death, family members takepossession of it. Banners are to be found all over the world in parishchurches, stately homes, museums and universities. The Dean &Canons of Windsor were very grateful for the assistance of NADFASmembers in helping expand their knowledge of locations.  One banner from the reign of George IV was located, and otherswere reported from as far apart as the Isle of Wight and Australia!There were two winners of the competition to find either the earliestbanner or the greatest number - one a member of the Society ofFriends of St George's & Descendants of the Knights of the Garter whoheard about the hunt locally; the other a NADFAS member - DarrellHamley of West Wycombe. Congratulations to them and to all who assisted in the hunt.Winners received a special visit to St George's Chapel. An updated listof banner locations can be found at www.stgeorges-windsor.org/about-st-georges/history/the-order-of-the-garter.html. NADFAS member wins in banner huntTo advertise in the Reviewplease contact:Jessica Barr 020 7430 0730 ext 244 email: JBarr@nadfas.org.uk orJudith Quiney 020 7430 0730 ext 245 email: JQuiney@nadfas.org.uk