We walked through rain into a small, dull building to be dazzled by delicately intricate paintings - very inch of the walls were plastered in colour, meticulously planned by the artist, Sir Stanley Spencer.
We were enthused by two in particular. The first portrayed two men and a woman doing laundry: the sophistication of the composition of handkerchiefs, rugs and towels created a range of textures, making the painting come to life. The second was of three people underneath army mosquito nets, surrounded by people. The literal meaning of the passing on of news that the war had ended and the deeper meaning was that the womb like form of the mosquito nets represented rebirth and those proximate them expressing the resurrection of Christ.
We would like to thank Mrs Ford and Mrs Caiger-Smith for such an interesting trip.