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!
At the moment I am only able to take groups of up to 6 (including me!) so there are just 5 tickets for The Carrington Crawl on 15 August 2020. NEWS FLASH! The first walk is already full! But I have added more dates (Aug 20, 11am & Aug 22, 2pm): Tickets for all forthcoming… Continue reading The Carrington Crawl: August Dates!
Following consultation with fellow guides, detailed examination of the Government's Coronavirus Guidelines for England and completion of a new risk assesment, I'm pleased to say that Watson Fothergill Walk can now display Visit England's We're Good To Go mark. For now this means tours will be limited to groups of up to 6 people (including… Continue reading “We’re Good To Go”
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)
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
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
While we're not able to get out and about as much as we'd like, I thought I'd catch up with some of the people I've discovered through doing my Watson Fothergill Walks. This time, I asked Photographer Lamar Francois (who is responsible for the great photos of me in action that grace this website!) -… Continue reading Guest Interview: Lamar Francois, Photographer