The more I work on Fothergill, give talks and promote my guided walks, the more contact I receive from people who want to know if the building they have spotted is the work of Watson Fothergill, architect. Recently, I've been sent several photos, either houses people have spotted while on urban walks or pictures they… Continue reading The Brigadier, The Librarian and the Awkward Squad
While I'm still available for walks (Covid-19 regulations permitting) as private bookings and I have gift vouchers on offer (if you'd like to have a walk to look forward to in 2021), I'm also trying to research more buildings for future walks and talks on the architecture of Nottingham. But I get so easily distracted...… Continue reading Research and Distractions
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
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
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.
Previously, I began telling the story behind the building of The Bodega on Pelham Street. These days it's a popular music venue and bar, but it's been through several image changes over the years... I spoke to Alan Clifford on BBC Radio Nottingham about the building. While it's nothing to do with Watson Fothergill (as… Continue reading The Bodega, Pelham Street: Part Two
Earlier in the year, I was invited to talk to Alan Clifford on BBC Radio Nottingham about my walk The Hine Hike and the buildings of Thomas Chambers Hine. The programme recently got in touch with me to see if I'd like to talk to Alan on the radio again. They asked if I knew… Continue reading The Bodega, Pelham Street : Part One