Inside, Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Inside Woodborough Road Baptist Church

I was up in Mapperley giving my talk on Watson Fothergill and his architecture to a large gathering of U3A members, on the way back into town I took the opportunity to go inside a Fothergill building I have been meaning to visit for ages... Woodborough Road Baptist Church. View from Woodborough Road. Photo: Lucy… Continue reading Inside Woodborough Road Baptist Church

Events

The Next Debbie Bryan Afternoon Tea Date!

As well as the other walks in May and June, tickets are now available for another special date with added Afternoon Tea or Cream Tea at Debbie Bryan in the Lace Market on 8 May starting at 10am. Delicious teas at Debbie Bryan Tickets are available here for a Watson Fothergill Walk, plus either full… Continue reading The Next Debbie Bryan Afternoon Tea Date!

Events

Walks in May and June 2022

Forthcoming walks now booking April is getting booked up with several private walks, talks to local groups and new ventures with primary school pupils and students looking at history and tour guiding. Thanks everyone for spreading the word!The Carrington Crawl for Ukraine sold out - donations clocked up at over £390 - huge thanks to everyone… Continue reading Walks in May and June 2022

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Fothergill Talk at Mansfield Library

Lucy will be giving an illustrated talk on Fothergill's Buildings in Mansfield live and in person at Mansfield Central Library on 10 May 2022 at 2pm. Tickets are £3 each and available from the library or via this link on Eventbrite. Tickets for my talk on Fothergill in Mansfield Fothergill Watson (as he was then)… Continue reading Fothergill Talk at Mansfield Library

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

10 April 2022 Watson Fothergill Walk & Afternoon Tea

Watson Fothergill Walk, the Nottingham walking tour looking at the buildings of architect Watson Fothergill is back!  Explore the architecture of Nottingham's most flamboyant Victorian architect on an entertaining and informative walk with tour guide Lucy Brouwer.  Tickets here: Debbie Bryan Shop The first public walk of the year will be a collaboration with Debbie Bryan's Lace Market… Continue reading 10 April 2022 Watson Fothergill Walk & Afternoon Tea

Influences, Nottingham Architects, Research, TC Hine

NC Club: a mystery in the details

Prompted by a question about this building on the Nottingham Hidden History Facebook page... This building on the corner of Bridlesmith Gate and Victoria Street was a bit of a mystery... Photo: Lucy Brouwer Ever since I noticed the details in the frieze above the first floor on this building I'd been wondering what the… Continue reading NC Club: a mystery in the details

Nottingham Architects, Research

Nottingham Architects: Gilbert Smith Doughty

Here's another architect who was active around the same time as Watson Fothergill in Nottingham. Gilbert Smith Doughty (1861-1909) came to my attention when I noticed that Fothergill was not the only architect to have his name carved on his buildings. Opposite Fothergill's Nottingham and Notts Bank on Thurland Street you will find The Thurland… Continue reading Nottingham Architects: Gilbert Smith Doughty

Fothergill Buildings Outside Nottingham, Research

Fothergill Outside Notts: Dunedin, Sydenham

A look at one of the few buildings that Fothergill worked on outside Nottinghamshire. I was in the neighbourhood recently, so took the opportunity to have a closer look at an intriguing building. Dunedin, now called Burnage Court, on Lawrie Park Avenue in Syndenham, South London. It's something of a mystery how Fothergill Watson came… Continue reading Fothergill Outside Notts: Dunedin, Sydenham