2005 Regional Day

The Cinque Ports Scribes were very proud to have hosted the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society 2005 Regional Day at the Saga Pavilion, Folkestone, Kent on Saturday 19th November 2005

This was a very successful day and we were pleased that many calligraphers from all over the country joined us for the celebrations

Programme for 19th Nov 2005

MORNING – After a welcome from the Cinque Ports Scribes, Ewan Clayton and Ann Hechle from the Irene Wellington Trust gave an extremely entertaining, illustrated talk on Irene’s life and work, and shared many personal anecdotes and memories of Irene. This gave us a real insight into her methods and approach to her work. This was augmented by a separate display of original work in the Trust’s possession which was on view throughout the day.

AFTERNOON – Annette Tomlin gave an equally entertaining illustrated talk on the Dover Bible based on her post-graduate studies.

Throughout the Day

Exhibitions of works by:

Cinque Ports Scribes, South London Lettering Association, North London Lettering Association, North Downs Calligraphers, Sussex Scribes and South Hampshire calligraphers

Michael Renton Archives

Selected items on display by kind permission of the Edward Johnston Foundation


  • Augusto Fiorani – Cutting of Quills
  • Sue Smith – “Flotsam and Jetsam” and “Tear a Letter”
  • Ole Salvaer – Cutting Bamboo Pens
  • Nancy Ouchida-Howells – Automatic Pens & Schminke Paints
  • Viva Lloyd – Five years of Little Book Makers
  • Michael Rust – Letters in Wood
  • Jan Pickett – Letters Unlimited
  • Julia Baxter – Writing on Pebbles
  • CLAS Sales
  • Calligraphity – Calligraphic Books
  • John Gray – Handmade Pen Holders
  • CPS Sales

Further Information

• The £12 fee for the day included a two course lunch and access to all exhibitions and attractions.

• The Saga Pavilion is an elegant , modern building set in parkland overlooking the English Channel with ample car-parking available.

Sunday Excursion

On Sunday 20th November the Cinque Ports Scribes arranged a coach excursion across Romney Marsh. The trip included a visit to Lydd Guildhall for a private viewing of Irene Wellington’s last major work, a panel listing the Bailiffs of Lydd, followed by a visit to Derek Jarman’s garden at Dungeness.

Please click on a picture for a larger view and to access a carousel version of the gallery.