Another chance to join tour guide Lucy Brouwer for a virtual version of The Watson Fothergill Walk. Get tickets for Thursday, 4 February 2021, 7pm Explore the highlights of the Watson Fothergill Walk with an illustrated talk on Zoom. Look at the beautiful details of some of Nottingham's most flamboyant buildings and learn more about the architect who designed… Continue reading February Zoom Talk
Over the last few years it has been my great pleasure to become a member of Nottingham's hidden gem, Bromley House Library. Currently, the Library has been forced to close due to the "current situation" so their programme of local history talks has been moved online. Photo: Lamar Francois. My next outing for the Watson… Continue reading Talk for Bromley House Library
Thanks to everyone who joined me for The Watson Fothergill Virtual Walk last week - I've now added more dates so I hope you can make it along! A teatime session on Friday 11 December at 4 pm Tickets are £5 plus a small booking fee. Dates: Friday 11 December 4 pm Thursday 17 December… Continue reading More Virtual Walks
Join Lucy on Zoom - get tickets here Watson Fothergill Walk... from the comfort of your own home! This year I haven't been able to take as many people as I would have liked out on the Watson Fothergill Walk... but I have been able to take more photos of some of Nottingham's most interesting Victorian… Continue reading Watson Fothergill Virtual Walk
While I'm still available for walks (Covid-19 regulations permitting) as private bookings and I have gift vouchers on offer (if you'd like to have a walk to look forward to in 2021), I'm also trying to research more buildings for future walks and talks on the architecture of Nottingham. But I get so easily distracted...… Continue reading Research and Distractions
Last week I attended the launch (via Zoom) of the new edition of The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, commonly known as The Pevsner Guide. The hefty new edition of The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. You can watch the interview with Clare Hartwell, who has throughly revised and updated the Nottinghamshire guide, on Five Leaves Bookshop's… Continue reading Pevsner’s The Buildings of England
When I first started working on tours - back in Glasgow, researching material for Walking Heads' Clydeside Promenade - one of our contributors was journalist Peter Ross. I remembered Pete from my early forays into student journalism and so I'm always pleased when he has a new book out. His latest, A Tomb With A… Continue reading A Tomb With A View
September 2020 sees the return of The Hine Hike - my tour looking at the buildings of Thomas Chambers Hine, another architect who had a big impact on Victorian Nottingham. The first date will be Thursday 10 September, 2pm. Tickets are £12 each. All tours operate with reduced numbers and social distancing measures in place.… Continue reading The return of The Hine Hike & September dates
Trying out my tours with smaller groups has worked well so far. Here are some photos from The Carrington Crawl this weekend. The Carrington Crawl: Social Distancing version Photo: @theparkestate This was a private booking for 5 people, and as you can see there is room to spread out and see some beautiful examples of… Continue reading Social Distancing in Action!
At last! The walks are returning with added social distancing! Having completed the preparation for Visit England's We're Good To Go mark, I am now delighted to invite groups of up to 5 people (maximum groups are 6 so that includes your guide!) to accompany me on The Watson Fothergill Walk, tour of Nottingham city… Continue reading Watson Fothergill Walk – BACK FOR AUGUST 2020!