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Lawrence G Summers, Research, talk

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know… L.G. Summers (2019)

In support of Primary taking their talk series Tell Me Something I Don't Know online for a special event, some of their past talks are now available to listen to on Soundcloud. Primary · TMSIDK#9: On the Trail of Architect, Lawrence G Summers by Lucy In February 2019, I was one of the speakers at… Continue reading Tell Me Something I Don’t Know… L.G. Summers (2019)

Influences, Research

Architecture The Railways Built: St Pancras

You won't be surprised to learn that I enjoy watching programmes about architecture on television. A great series that presents an accessible introduction to the history of architecture is currently running on Yesterday - Architecture The Railways Built, with the wonderfully enthusiastic Tim Dunn. Tim Dunn at St Pancras Station, Photo: BrownBob Productions This week's… Continue reading Architecture The Railways Built: St Pancras

Interview, The Park Estate

Guest Interview: Dan Simpkin, The Park Estate Instagram

The last walk I took to look at architecture in Nottingham, before Lockdown, was around The Park Estate. For this installment of my series of interviews with people I've met through doing The Watson Fothergill Walk, I talked to Dan Simpkin, who lives in The Park and is responsible for maintaining the @theparkestate Instagram account,… Continue reading Guest Interview: Dan Simpkin, The Park Estate Instagram

Interview, TC Hine

Guest Interview: Felicity Whittle, Gold Star Guides

At the moment, we're not able to go out at our leisure to look at Nottingham (or anywhere else for that matter), so I decided to catch up with some of the interesting people who I've met through doing these Watson Fothergill Walks. For this installment I talked to Felicity Whittle, of Gold Star Guides,… Continue reading Guest Interview: Felicity Whittle, Gold Star Guides

Express Chambers by Dan Simpkin
Interview

Guest Interview: Jo Ackroyd, Construction Professional

While I’m unable to take walks to look at buildings, I thought I would talk to some of the people who I’ve connected with through a mutual interest in Fothergill and the buildings of Nottingham. In this installment I talk to Jo Ackroyd, a Pre Construction professional at Willmott Dixon Construction. I helped Jo with… Continue reading Guest Interview: Jo Ackroyd, Construction Professional

Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Demolished Fothergill Buildings: 7 Mapperley Road

The earliest house that architect Watson Fothergill (born Fothergill Watson, 1841) is known to have built is the dwelling he designed for himself and his family, which stood at 7 Mapperley Road, Nottingham. Fothergill noted in his diary in 1870: "This Autumn after searching all over town for a site we liked I bought a… Continue reading Demolished Fothergill Buildings: 7 Mapperley Road