About Us

Ashridge Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) is a voluntary society based near Ashridge, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire in the village of Potten End.

We actively promote knowledge for the education, appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts through regular monthly lectures, study days, day long visits and residential tours.

By joining ADFAS you will have the opportunity to:-

  •     attend our regular lectures by experts in their subjects
  •     enjoy stimulating study days, tours and visits
  •     make and meet new friends with similar interests
  •     take part in a range of volunteering activities.

To gain a better understanding of all the activities organised for the members by the Committee volunteers of our Society, you can see our current lecture programme here.

In addition to the monthly lectures, we organise study groups, tours and visits to private houses, museums, exhibitions and theatre visits.

ADFAS also actively supports Young Arts locally, using the Gift Aid that as a Registered Charity we are able to recover from HMRC on members' subscriptions.

We sometimes arrange educational art activities for school children and voluntary preservation and recording work in relation to the decorative and fine arts.

Your Committee for 2017/18

Chairman                                   Valerie Gunn                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             01442 862507

Hon Secretary                            Harriet Maisey                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                 01442 825647

Hon Treasurer                            Richard Gunn                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             01442 862507

Membership Secretary               Penny Craddock             

Programme Secretary                Meena Jefferys

Day Visits Organiser                  Barbara Mitchell      

Residential Visits Organiser      Julie Griffiths

Young Arts                                 Pamela Langdon-Pratt

Committee Member                    David Griffiths

Committee Member                    Maggie Moore