Randolph Caldecott Society UK Meeting, March 2001, in Chester
After lunch, the main business discussed was the proposal to set up a Charitable Trust, to enable the collection of funds to purchase works by Randolph Caldecott, and to enable Tax Relief to be obtained on donations made for this purpose. The Trust would try to make Randolph's work accessible to the widest possible audience, for example by loans to exhibitions. Also on view at the meeting were a commemorative Album about Randolph, compiled by his sister Sophia; and original copies of Graphic magazines of the 1870's and 1880's containing pictures by him.
Then we attended Evensong in Chester Cathedral. It was the Anniversary of Randolph Caldecott's birth, so we placed flowers at his Memorial in the Cathedral.
Altogether, a memorable and worthwhile day.