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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

Events, Inside, Lawrence G Summers, Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

A New Walk! The Carrington Crawl.

For a while now I've been working on a walk to look at some of Watson Fothergill's domestic archtecture, and I'm happy to say that The Ukrainian Cultural Centre at Clawson Lodge have invited me to bring the new tour to their building on Mansfield Road, Nottingham. A chance to go inside Clawson Lodge, a… Continue reading A New Walk! The Carrington Crawl.

Events

Nottingham Heritage Champions 2020!

Last week I was invited by The Story of Nottingham, the Nottingham Heritage Partnership, to pick up a Heritage Champion 2020 medal at The Urban Room! Some of the Nottingham Heritage Champions 2020! After some community workshops and an online survey, about a dozen of us were picked to be #HeritageChampions2020. As you can see… Continue reading Nottingham Heritage Champions 2020!

Events

Photos from February walk and forthcoming dates.

Some great photos of Lucy in action during a wet but enjoyable Watson Fothergill Walk on 16 February. It was great to see people so keen to join in the first public tour of the year! Photos by theparkestate on Instagram (follow them for some great photos of houses by Fothergill, Hine and other Nottingham… Continue reading Photos from February walk and forthcoming dates.