Copper Beech Art Gallery.
A sweet and dainty looking barn.
This used to be The Copper Beech Gallery & Vintage Tea Room in Little Wymondley. It turns out the weekend before we tried to visit it had reopened in Hitichin, which we only found out when I was doing my presentation and someone said they had started their placement there.
The building looks inviting, even on a rainy day, however the insides are now dark and empty. We were disappointed when we got there; well I know I was. I had been looking forward to seeing what the lady at Letchworth called a ‘successful’ space and it seemed like we had wasted our time.
We had both looked the place up on Google, to find out where it was and if it would be open. Nowadays, we all know we do it, we never usually look past the first page if we think we have the info we need and because of this, we did not know about it moving. Obviously, it is our fault for not searching deep enough, although I feel it is partly the owners of CBG too. Maybe it should have been more publicised and signs put out in the area…
It had originally been there for many, many years and must have been popular to have stayed there that long. Situated slightly down a lane, under a little bridge on a farm, where there seemed to be hardly any traffic going past, it might as well have been out in the sticks. Of course, if the place was still there, then maybe it would be a different story, I reckon the tearoom helped get the people in, but I shall never know.
I have definitely learnt again from our travels. If I get my own space, I will make sure that my online ‘footprint’ is kept up to date, especially if I had to move, so people will not waste their time!
Would this have happened to you too?