Tuesday, 22 August 2017
I have mentioned in the past how intrigued I am when I find some of the artists I like have such close connections to others - this sparks a new avenue of interest and such was the case with Mary Spencer Watson who I came across whilst admiring the works of her father George and the photographs of Helen Muspratt.
This delightful carving of a Purbeck Quarryman is in the churchyard at Langton Matravers near Swanage in the Purbecks, Dorset. Carved for the millennium and weathering nicely. I was pleased, on a recent visit to the treasure trove that is Dorset County Museum in Dorchester, to find a working scaled down model of the same Quarryman. Treasures hidden in the Dorset landscape.
Posted by Dickie Straker at 08:37
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Little treasures that most people miss. A joy to see. John
I had hoped to visit Dorchester Museum for a squint on Sat last.Sandra collared me for clothes shopping (hers) for so long i missed the opening times and didnt even get a chance to visit the shop which sometimes has interesting books.Botheration!.............
Thanks TT - Champ, you missed a treat! Dorset County Museum is one of our local unsung treasures - you must visit. You will like the famous Frome Sturgeon! TTFN Dickie
I stayed in Langton Matravers last week and missed it too. I love The Purbecks. I did manage a pint of cider in the Square and Compass in Worth though.
Very nice Scribbler! Great hostelry is the S&C - I haven't been there for a while but have lost complete periods of my life after too many pints of squitter! The quarryman blends in so well he's easily missed! TTFN Dickie
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