To help celebrate the Millennium, Kingsclere Parish Council sponsored a Youth Art Exhibition at the Fieldgate Centre. Open for three days, hundreds of pictures from local schoolchildren and students were on display, and the Exhibition was opened by Sir George.
“There is a wealth of local talent on display here, with some very imaginative paintings and drawings. Were they for sale, many would be snapped up.”
One of Sir George’s favourite paintings at the Exhibition was “Home Late” – above - by Kingsclere’s Roz Caren, now at Manchester University.
The three main organisers of the event were Jane Baikie, Daphne Dalgliesh and Linda Elvin, to whom Sir George presented some posies.