Congratulations to our Patron

New Year’s Honours – Sir Roy Strong

We would like to offer our heartiest congratulations to our Patron, Sir Roy Strong, who has been made a Member of the Order of Companions of Honour in the New Year’s Honours List 2016 for his services to culture.

(A note from the gov.uk website)

“Sir Roy Strong has made an outstanding contribution to British cultural life. The youngest ever director of the National Portrait Gallery, he transformed its conservative image. Also the youngest director of the V & A, his exhibitions on the destruction of the country house, the future of our churches and a celebration of British gardening significantly boosted the conservationist agenda over the last forty years. He has continued to write extensively on history, culture and garden design: the garden he created in Herefordshire has been described as one of the most innovative formal gardens of the last fifty years. He has also served for fifteen years as High Bailiff and Searcher of the Sanctuary at Westminster Abbey.”

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