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
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
While I'm staying at home (and not in Nottingham city centre), my brother Jim, who does live in the city, offered to take his camera on a walk to have a look at one of the buldings that I feature on my Watson Fothergill Walk walking tour. So here are the results - a look… Continue reading Tour taster video: Queen’s Chambers
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!