Monday, 3 June 2013

Stanley Spencer Murals at Sandham Memorial Chapel are Stunning - a brilliant day out.

Sandham Memorial Chapel is a purpose built chapel housing a series of large scale murals by the war artist Sir Stanley Spencer.
The murals depict highly unusual, fascinating scenes Spencer derived from his personal experience of the first world war often based on the domestic.
It is not possible to take photographs inside the chapel so here are a couple of photographs, taken outside, the first looking at the chapel:
And having been in the chapel, sitting on a bench outside in a beautifully tranquil setting:
There are also plants for sale and a variety of things in the shop including books on Stanley Spencer.
The chapel is in the village of Burghclere, it is about 30 miles from Swindon, along the M4, leaving at the Newbury junction, then take the A34 south and take the turn off to the chapel. Other places nearby worth visiting are Beacon Hill and Burghclere Castle.
Opening times in the summer are 11-4.30pm Weds, Fri, Sat and Sun.

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