The Mudlen End model of ‘The Garrick Inn’ at Stratford-Upon-Avon.
The Garrick Inn is a timber framed building dating back to the 1400’s. It has a rich history including plagues, fatal fires and priest holes.
Many former occupants still visit from the “other side”. Reputed to be the oldest pub in Stratford.
The Guildhall Feoffmont School in Bury St. Edmunds.
The School opened on Monday 3rd July 1843 as the Guildhall Feoffmont Poor Boys School, thirty boys being the first pupils.
The school was built on land owned by, and with the money provided by The Guildhall Feoffmont Trust .
In July 1993 the School celebrated its 150th anniversary and Mudlen End was commissioned to produce this model to commemorate the event.
For almost a thousand years Moyse’s Hall has looked out over the Market Place of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
It has seen many changes since it was built in 1180 and has had a variety of different uses, including a tavern and a ‘gaol’.
It is now a museum which provides an excellent setting in which to trace the unfolding story of West Suffolk.
Mudlen End Studio was commissioned to produce this model to sell in the museum shop.
The Anchor Inn can be found in the high street in Swanage, on the south coast of England and is one of the oldest buildings in the town.
It is not the pub itself that was the subject of the model, rather the small jewelry shop on the right hand side, called ‘Georgian Gems’ which is part of the same building.
The owner wanted to mark his 21 years in the shop and commissioned Mudlen End to create and produce this model in 1992.
Only a short run of 50 were produced.
Mudlen End Studio was commissioned to produce this model of Cherry Trees School, near Bury St. Edmunds, to celebrate the opening of the new school hall by the Duchess Of Grafton on 5th October 1990 .
The model is of the original building that housed the nursery, started in 1982 by Wendy Compson. The building was always referred to as the pink house. The models were given to pupils and staff as gifts.
(Much thanks to Sheena Moore for the information.)
Actual production numbers of this model are unknown.
On the above point I have the following note. I have seen a, or the mould for producing this model and it is in very good condition. Generally a plaster mould is good for around 200 uses until details wear and sharpness is lost. The condition of the mould would indicate to me that it didn’t have a long working life. The number would, I believe, be no more than 100. However this seems to be quite large considering the size of the school, so it may even be more in the range of around 50. Frustratingly, maybe there is an invoice or paperwork in the Mudlen End archives which would clarify this.