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
In these strange times while I'm not able to take walks out to look at buildings, I thought I would ask some of the people whom I've connected with through mutual interest in Fothergill and the buildings of Nottingham to answer a few questions to see what I could learn about their perspective. First up… Continue reading Guest interview: Nick Coupland Illustration
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
A Message from Lucy Brouwer: Following official government advice, which recommended that people should avoid social gatherings to help slow the spread of coronavirus, I have taken the decision to cancel ALL forthcoming events. If you have booked, you will receive a refund in due course. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to… Continue reading Coronavirus Cancellations
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.
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!
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.
I've now added an afternoon walk to 29th March 2020, which starts at 1pm. Tickets are £12 and included coffee or tea and a cake at Debbie Bryan. 29 March 1pm TICKETS HERE As previously mentioned, I've listed the walks on TripAdvisor, had some lovely reviews so far. If you've been on my walk (and… Continue reading Afternoon walk in March
I have set up a TripAdvisor page for the Watson Fothergill Walk. It would be great to reach a wider audience and introduce them to this most interesting of Nottingham architects! If you've enjoyed the walk, please leave a review - it would be a great help. You can also post photos if you have… Continue reading New TripAdvisor Page
I've been busy reading, researching and thinking about new walks and talks for the new year. But I'm ready to get out walking again, so I've set up some dates for The Watson Fothergill Walk in February and March 2020. The first walk, which will start at 10am outside Nottingham Tourism Centre and finish at… Continue reading New dates for 2020!