People in Alnwick have a chance to see one of the town’s hidden Treasures during this year’s Heritage Open Day when the Alnwick Masonic Centre will be opening its doors to show the giant oak sideboard “The Chevy Chase” on Saturday September 11th.
The sideboard is one of the country’s finest examples of 19th century wood carving with some exquisite detail hidden in the piece.
Carved in 1889 by renowned artist Gerard Robinson it depicts the hunting scene from the ballad.
There will be two lectures on the sideboard during the day at 11.30 and 1:30 as well as short lectures on the history of the building at 10:30 and 2:30.
There will also be a display of some of the building’s Masonic treasures that have links to the town and some of the Brethren of the Lodges that meet in the town will be available to talk about Freemasonry with visitors.
Please bring a mask when inside the building
The event is part of a whole day of visits where other properties in the town are also open.
You can find a complete list here. https://sites.google.com/view/alnwickhod
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