Just a note to let you know the Shandy Hall trip went ahead as planned and what a good day out it was.
Curator Patrick Wildgust, Laurence Sterne expert and raconteur extraordinaire, took us on a wild and wonderful literary tour of Sterne and his many avant garde influences. We were all rapt and only wished we had had more time to explore the house.
Lunch was good at The White Swan Inn at Ampleforth despite the unavoidable absence of many of you. We really wished you could have been with us.
We conclude with the plea – do come to the next visit. We will arrange another tour because we think this trip is too good for you to miss!
Best wishes to you all