Visit to the Brooking Collection of Architectural Detail, Cranleigh

Saturday, 1 November, 2008 - 10:30 to 12:30

The Historic Buildings Committee has organised a visit to the Brooking Home Study Collection of Architectural Detail at Cranleigh.

Charles Brooking has devoted a lifetime to collecting artefacts rescued from demolition sites. As a child in the 50s he was fascinated by house numbers and door furniture and as his collection grew it moved from his bedroom to various garden sheds and now numbers many thousands of artefacts. These include unique items ranging from window and door furniture, architraves and mouldings to complete examples. The bulk of the collection has, until recently, been housed at the University of Greenwich, but is currently not open to the public. Charles maintains a Home Study Collection at his home in Cranleigh and it is this that we shall be visiting.

The visit will be limited to 25 people and will last about 1 ½ - 2 hours, cost £5.00 (pay on the day). Meet at St Martin's Lodge, 44 The Drive, Cranleigh (parking in residential road - please share lifts if possible)

If you would like to come please contact Janet Balchin

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