Historical Snippets from the Romsey Art Group Archive No.3

The ambition for Romsey Art Group to have its own gallery was fulfilled when their president, Lord Mountbatten, agreed to lease the Victorian chapel on the Broadlands Estate to the group.  The Lord Bishop of Winchester had sealed the licence to build the chapel on 15 April 1862 and it eventually opened for worship in 1882.  However, it was never consecrated.  The picture is one of only two in the Romsey Art Group archive of the interior before the chapel closed showing the harvest festival of 1962 believed to be the last to be held there.