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Historical Snippets from the Romsey Art Group Archive No.7

Earl Mountbatten, president of Romsey Art Group, opens the autumn exhibition 1970.  By now the number of artists in the group had risen sharply and exhibits had risen to 344.  Pictured with the Earl, left to right, are founding chairman Patience Nicholson, Aldwyth Wellington (a past Mayor of Romsey), well-known artist Montague Dawson and the group’s treasurer Col. Jones.

Historical Snippets from the Romsey Art Group Archive No.5

The first exhibition at the newly-named Mountbatten Gallery opened on 8th June 1967.  The local newspaper reported as follows:  “Romsey Art Group’s summer exhibition is worthy of their newly acquired gallery in the village of Lee, just outside Romsey.  The little Victorian chapel, which is now their home both as an exhibition gallery and as a working studio for members, is wholly delightful, as is the exhibition which they have put on there.   Earl Mountbatten, accompanied by his daughter Lady Brabourne, formally opened the gallery and between them the artists presented 250 exhibits of paintings, sculpture and pottery.”