The Slaugham Archives

Penelope Keith visits Nymans for the BBC
The Slaugham Archive
Penelope Keith visits Nymans for the BBC

A group of artists visited the gardens of Nymans to practise their painting skills on a lovely summer’s day. Naturally, most of the artists have decided to paint the ruins, but there appears to be one rebel who is facing the other direction!
The photograph was taken by Mrs Eileen Scrivener of Bolney Women's Institute, and perhaps the artists are from the same organisation.
In 1995 the BBC Radio produced a series of programmes entitled “My Kind of Trust” in which actress, Penelope Keith, visited various National Trust gardens to interview those most associated with each garden. Naturally, she visited Nymans and the 14 minute programme can be heard by using the conrols below. Those appearing were head gardener, David Masters, his son, James Masters, and Alistair Buchanon, who was Colonel Messel’s great-grandson and who also worked in the garden.

Picture added on 20 July 2015 at 10:05
This picture is in the following groups
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.


Your Name

Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.


St George's Day Parade-1st Slaugham Troop (2 of 3)St George's Day Parade-1st Slaugham Troop (1 of 3)Handcross Scouts' Corps de Ballet (2 of 2)Handcross Scouts' Corps de Ballet (1 of 2)1st Slaugham Scouts win Hardy CupHandcross Scouts explore Europe (2 of 2)Handcross Scouts explore Europe (1 of 2)Scouts, Cubs, Guides, and Brownies concert Pram race in Handcross High StreetStagecoach at the Red Lion, Handcross