On Thursday 14 June 2108 several Fylde Councillors joined Members of the Friends to view the newly repaired and conserved painting. ‘Penelope’ Lady Seated on a Balcony oil on canvas, by Andrieux, Alfred Louis 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.