Fine arts society celebrates turning 40

Pictured at Gainsborough & District Fine Arts Society's 40th anniversary lunch are (from left): Thea Butterworth, Lars Tharp (BBC Antiques Roadshow), Jillian Horberry (chairman) and Celia Lord
Pictured at Gainsborough & District Fine Arts Society's 40th anniversary lunch are (from left): Thea Butterworth, Lars Tharp (BBC Antiques Roadshow), Jillian Horberry (chairman) and Celia Lord

Gainsborough and District Decorative and Fine Arts Society celebrated their ruby (40th) anniversary with a special lunch at Gainsborough Golf Club.

Thea Butterworth played the harp while guests arrived and Lars Tharp from BBC1’s Antiques Roadshow was the guest speaker.

Mr Tharp also presented books relating Lincoln Cathdral to long standing heritage volunteers in recognition of their work.

Jillian Horberry, chairman of the society, said: “It was a wonderful occasion for the society.”

At the society’s latest regular monthly meeting, the guest speaker was author and historian Dr Tracy Borman.