On Thursday 14 June 2018 several Fylde Councillors joined members of the Friends to view the newly repaired and conserved painting, A Lady Seated on a Balcony’, known as ‘Penelope’, oil on canvas, by Alfred Louise Andrieux, 1879-1945. Philip Bourne, from the Lancashire Museums Conservation Studios, was on hand to explain how he had achieved the restoration of the painting.
A task combining clever science and great artistic ability. Also present were Mr James Hilton, Lord of the Manor of Lytham and Mrs Hilton.
Margaret Race presented Mr Hilton with a copy of the painting. A thank you to acknowledge his generous donation towards the cost of the conservation of Penelope.