Born in Thrussington in 1782, the son of a wheelwright, John Ferneley was first apprenticed to his father's trade. However, his artistic talent was recognised by the Duke of Rutland and, under his patronage John became the foremost animal artist of the 19th century. The peak of John’s success coincided with the heyday of fox hunting in Leicestershire and John received commissions from landed gentry all over the United Kingdom. At our January meeting, Derek Holloway will tell us about “The Life & Times of John Ferneley” and also about 19th century Melton Mowbray, a time when it was known as “The Capital of Foxhunting”. Derek Holloway is a retired Chartered Surveyor and has lived in Thrussington for over 40 years. Since his retirement Derek has been researching the history of Thrussington and other topics of interest. He is a well known local speaker.
7.30pm, Hoby Village Hall (LE14 3DT). All are welcome; the price for non members is £2.00 (pay on door)
Glebe House, Church Lane, Leicestershire LE14 3DR
Wednesday 18 Jan 2017