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Special Interest Days

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Glentworth Village Hall

10.30am to 3.00pm - coffee from 10.00

Marc Allum

Auctioneers Tales and the Anatomy of collecting


BBC Antiques Roadshow specialist Marc Allum takes a fascinating look at the psychology and history of collecting. Marc is a freelance art and antiques journalist, writer and broadcaster based in Wiltshire.He is shortly to begin his 20th year as a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow and has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes. Marc regularly writes for mainstream magazines and is an author, antiques consultant and lecturer. He also runs a fine art valuation and consultancy service. Marc has his own unique style, taking his audience on a riveting journey through his many years in the business. Illustrating his talk with interesting items from his own collection, Marc invites attendees to bring along items of their own to include in the discussion. His interests range from pre-history to modern design and he is a self-confessed collectaholic. He has a passion and reputation for divining the unusual through ‘a desire to connect with history through the interpretation and pursuit of objects and their origins’. Marc has lectured widely for many years to a number of different organisations in both the public and charity sector, including travel companies, The National Trust, The WI and many literary festivals including Cheltenham, Bath, Wells and Petworth.

Cost £33 to members and £38 to non-members.


2019 Tours

Buckinghamshire and Beyond

Thursday, September 19 to Monday, September 23, 2019

Visiting Bletchley Park, Cliveden, Stanley Spencer Museum (Cookham), Roald Dahl Museum, Natural History Museum (Tring), a day at the V&A (London) and Waddesden Manor.

Staying at The Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross, 4 nights Dinner, B&B

Travel by coach from Gainsborough

For more information, please see Barbara Lyon or Janet Evans


Tuesday July 2, 2019

 Day Trip to Chatsworth House


Coach travel, leaving Saxilby Methodist Church (08.30) and Gainsborough B&Q (09.00).                          

Entrance to House and Gardens and a full 2 hour guided tour of the House.

Cost £43 for members and £48 for guests

Tickets available at the March, April and May meetings from Elva van den Bos

For more details, please see Elva van den Bos

01427 667047

Please make cheques payable to TASGAD


Thursday August 22, 2019


 Day trip to Leicester and the Richard 3rd CentreRichard 111

 with organised tour 




Pick ups in Saxilby at 08.30 and Gainsborough at 09.00 

Coffee included in the Richard 3rd Centre.

Blue badge walking tour of the Old City (approx one and a half hours), to include the Cathedral with Richard's tomb, Medieval Guildhall etc.

Lunch independently, perhaps in The Lanes nearby (plenty of choice).

2 pm meet for introduction to the Richard 3rd Visitor Centre, then self guiding.

Tea available there, if required, before departure at 4 pm.

Tickets £35 to members and £38 to non-members.

For further details, please contact

Jillian Horberry on 07771 430400