Sally Haden amazed the audience of Friends with her depth of investigation and knowledge, having trawled many archives personal papers and making contacts with other researchers on a world wide basis. During her talk, Sally showed a picture of the Glass Cone built in Japan, designed by an English architect and built with English expertise. The picture was not unlike The Dial Glass Works, as it is now, or possibly leaning towards the pagoda look which according to Michael Palin originated in Nepal. All will be revealed in Cameo as Sally has agreed to put an article together based on her talk. Footnote: Sally says that none of us has an excuse not to know more about our forebears, thanks to the internet.
The raffle prizes were won by Alan Brett, Peter Beebe and Clive Manison. At this point our Hon.
Sec. Allister Malcolm was rescued from 'talking shop' to receive, in his additional role as Trustee of The British Glass Foundation, a cheque from The Friends to the value of £1000. (Ref: AGM September 17th 2011).
We then went to The Mount Pleasant for lunch, returning to look at the Museum's exhibits both new and familiar. We finally left the Museum at 3.55p.m. to allow the staff to close for the day.