Adam Crick (1957-2016) was a boy at Winchester College who later returned to teach English at the school. His first job after leaving Oxford, was as a porter at the auctioneers Bonhams.
He collected many things and was also a bibliophile, but watercolours were his chief passion as a collector. Plus
An eighteenth-century ship model at Winchester College. On 20th November 1759, at the Battle of Quiberon Bay, the French warship Formidable was captured by HMS Resolution . Her crew were taken prisoner and brought to Winchester, where they were incarcerated in the former royal palace known as the ‘King’s House’. There, to pass the time, the prisoners constructed a detailed and impressive model of their former ship. An inscription on the model’s hull records that it was made in 1760. Plus