See yesterday’s posting about Sue Allenby’s interview…..
We have had this review from Linda Salter…
“The Salisbury 2020 Sue Allenby interview by John Elliott on her novel ‘Elias’ was a masterclass in how to deliver perfection in each of their roles. Superb! Fascinatingly gripping and now a definite ‘must buy and read.’ What enthusiasm and capacity! Thank you so much to all involved. It has totally thrown my morning – and therefore my day – out of kilter but I couldn’t be more delighted!”
Dr Phil Harding’s talk – based on questions from the public – broadcast yesterday as part of Salisbury’s Big Weekend and available on ‘catch up’, is everything you would hope it would be. Highly enjoyable and informative.
If you are having trouble finding SBW’s ‘catch up’, you can access Phil on YouTube
Watched earlier this afternoon (originally broadcast last evening) – brilliant talk by Tom Holland on the history of Salisbury, from all angles, as part of the Big Weekend. Get there by clicking on the link in yesterday’s blog and watch the ‘catch up’. We also have Phil Harding coming up. You will find him from the same link.
There is music, keep fit and yoga, reflection. There are talks. There is a virtual walk (not the same as a real one, but you can always try it for real when the situation allows). There are family games and activities, and even football! There is art. There are peregrines.
History? Sit in on a conversation with Phil Harding on Saturday evening at 7pm. There is a talk on Charles I (all the way from the Chalke Valley History Festival), Saturday at 5pm, and a talk by Frogg Moody afterwards , at 6pm.
There is one on the city of Salisbury through history, by Tom Holland, tonight, at 7pm
Most of the events can be seen on ‘catch up’, so if you have missed some today, or want to watch again, or can’t make some of the advertised times, worry not…..
Maybe best of all, look for Salisbury Museum Volunteer Sue Allenby, giving a talk entitled ‘Elias: a story of the Founding of Salisbury’ at 3pm on Sunday…
The Salisbury Museum presents the Salisbury Hundreds, exploring eight centuries of the Cathedral and the City through Instagram posts @salisburymuseum The series starts on Friday and continues on Saturday and Sunday.
This mystery comes from the Look Again Project and the redisplaying of the costume gallery.
One of the items I handled when helping with the decant of the display cases was a pair of mid 17thC gauntlet gloves. Made from cream leather the gauntlets are decorated with silver metal fringe and embroidery. The edges of the fingers are also accentuated with a line of silver chain stitch.
I’d been admiring these gloves through the glass of the case for many years so to handle them was a real treat. Imagine my surprise and excitement when I inspected the insides to find the gauntlets lined with a document.
Beautiful clear Latin script on fine (I presume) parchment. Sadly, I don’t read Latin. My mind raced – was this subversive religious text or just 17thC up-cycling? I still don’t know, so if anyone is able to translate the text for me, I’d be very grateful, and I can provide more photos to help.
Does anyone know of other gloves lined with a document?
Does anyone wonder why we Volunteers love our work?? What a story! If you can read the Latin, please help. Thank you Pompi for bringing this one to our attention.