by Elain Harwood
One of the Society’s early members, Laury Reynolds, has died aged 96. He and his wife Davina were regular attenders of lectures and visits, and he came on a Nottingham weekend trip aged 90. He was known to many of us as the Treasurer of the Cinema Theatre Association, for whom his gift for languages was a tremendous asset when it organised trips to Madrid and Lisbon. Laury was a great enthusiast of film, music and the decorative arts of the 1930s. An excellent obituary by his daughter Sally appeared in the Guardian and can be found online: I never knew that he had been a physicist, and had worked on the design of Dungeness Lighthouse, that great modern reinterpretation of one of the most traditional of building types.