R.I.P. Janet

CSM EDITORIAL The Squires are sad to report the death of our esteemed colleague Janet Girsman who, after a long fight against cancer, died at the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher last week. From her obituary: Janet Girsman was a freelance journalist, providing stories and leads for national newspapers including The Times, the Mail, the Guardian and Country Squire Magazine. She worked until a few … Continue reading R.I.P. Janet

Hatchlands

BY CHARLES EVANS Hatchlands Park is a red-brick country house with surrounding gardens in East Clandon, Surrey, covering 430 acres. It is located near Guildford. The park initially belonged to Chertsey Abbey with the park being mentioned in the Domesday Book. In 1544, after the dissolution of the monasteries, it was granted by Henry VIII to Sir Anthony Browne and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald … Continue reading Hatchlands

The Great British Pottery Revival

BY CHRIS EGAN The successful BBC TV series The Great Pottery Throwdown has added to the current wave of popularity gripping the world of ceramics in the UK; underlining how clay is oozing back into contemporary art. As Hettie Judah wrote¬†in the Independent last year, “the championing of clay as a sculptural medium by a younger generation of artists has brought with it a re-examination … Continue reading The Great British Pottery Revival