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See Nottingham differently: Walks for May 2024

Thanks to everyone who has supported my small business by joining me for a Watson Fothergill Walk or Hine Hike around Nottingham. More dates now on sale, including another date for the Carrington Crawl, see below. The Express Building, Parliament Street, Nottingham. Architect Fothergill Watson, 1876. Photo: Lucy Brouwer. I'm looking forward to the Spring… Continue reading See Nottingham differently: Walks for May 2024

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More walks for April 2024 – Watson Fothergill, TC Hine, Carrington Crawl

Thanks to everyone who has joined me so far for The Watson Fothergill Walk. The first Hine Hike of the year is sold out so I’ve added another date in April, and that month also sees the return of The Carrington Crawl. Tickets are moving fast for the city centre walk in March - there… Continue reading More walks for April 2024 – Watson Fothergill, TC Hine, Carrington Crawl

Events, TC Hine

The Return of The Hine Hike!

My walking tour looking at some of the buildings by architect Thomas Chambers Hine is back! Plus another Watson Fothergill Walk in March. The first 2024 Hine Hike will be on Sunday, 3 March, 2 pm. Tickets are £15 each - available here. Learn about the life and work of Victorian Nottingham’s other prolific and… Continue reading The Return of The Hine Hike!

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

First dates for 2024 now booking

Thanks to everyone who joined me for a walk, bought a voucher or listened to a talk this year. Your support really means a lot! Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year... ...Watson Fothergill Walk will be back in 2024. Join tour guide Lucy Brouwer to explore the buildings of architect Watson Fothergill in… Continue reading First dates for 2024 now booking

Inside, Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Inside Thurland Street Bank

Observant Nottinghamians will have noticed some changes taking place in one of the city's largest Fothergill buildings recently. The sports bar chain Box has moved into the Former Nottingham & Notts Bank (lately All Saints and before that Nat West) on the corner of Pelham Street and Thurland Street. Picture of how the Thurland Street… Continue reading Inside Thurland Street Bank

Research, Travels

A Visit to Wightwick Manor & The De Morgan Foundation

Today (16th November) marks the anniversary of the birth in 1839 of the artist William De Morgan. William De Morgan portrait by Evelyn De Morgan and De Morgan shop sign in tiles at De Morgan Foundation, Wightwick Manor (better image at NPG) Photo: Lucy Brouwer De Morgan was a lifelong friend of William Morris, a… Continue reading A Visit to Wightwick Manor & The De Morgan Foundation

Nottingham Architects, T Cecil Howitt

A tour of the Council House with the former Lord Mayor

Earlier this year, the former Lord Mayor of Nottingham Wendy Smith accompanied me on the Watson Fothergill Walk… this week she invited me to take a tour of the interior of the Council House with her. As a former mayor, she knows more than most about this historic building. Completed in 1929, it was designed… Continue reading A tour of the Council House with the former Lord Mayor

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Winter bookings

A massive "Thank you" to everyone who joined me for a guided tour of Nottingham's Victorian architecture this year! Dog walking group outside Queen's Chambers on the Watson Fothergill Walk, from earlier in the year. Photo: Lucy Brouwer I won't be doing ticketed walks again until Spring 2024... but in the meantime, if you have… Continue reading Winter bookings

Lawrence G Summers, Research

Inside Elm Bank… a house through time

Over on Instagram you might have seen an account called Inside Elm Bank, here the new owners of a Victorian villa in Mapperley Park are documenting their efforts to restore it to something of its original character. The house has some distinctive features that might be familiar to Fothergill-spotters. However, in this case, the alterations to… Continue reading Inside Elm Bank… a house through time