Unfortunately, although Art at St. Nicholas got off to a marvellous start, it was not to continue. In February 2000, Ipswich Borough Council unexpectedly received an offer for the building which had been empty for many years prior to the Art Society's involvement. They accepted the offer. Although the Society could have insisted on remaining for the rest of the short-
Gill Thomas took over the chair from Myra Finch in September 1999. Her particular policy is to re-
Thanks go to all the members and supporters of the Society and the "Club" who over the years have been contributors, subscribers and patrons. They have made the past 125 years of the Society's history possible and meaningful and it is they who will make the Society's future progressive and significant.
Also many thanks to Adrian Parry for his archival skills and dedication and to Gill Thomas, David Thompson, Myra Finch and Richard Pinkney for their work on this publication.
Credit for extra material to update this on-