Beauty in the details: Guided Lace Market Tour in Nottingham I'm going to be leading some short, free walks for Heritage Open Days (HODS) in September. In colaboration with Debbie Bryan, from her shop and tearoom in the Nottingham Lace Market. I'll be introducing the history of the buildings on St Mary's Gate in the… Continue reading Heritage Open Days – Taster Walks
I made a Twitter "moment" of some of the pictures from yesterday's (July 15th) walk... https://twitter.com/NotRock/status/1018786420390072321 Thanks to everyone who joined me. News of future events coming soon. Sign up for the mailing list here. Queens Chambers with a very blue sky.
While looking for pictures of Watson Fothergill's buildings in bygone days, I stumbled upon some old postcards of Nottingham at the turn of the 19th century, this led me to a do a search on eBay and I found this item: a small coffee cup that porports to be from the Black Boy Hotel! The… Continue reading Black Boy Hotel Coffee Cup
A second Watson Fothergill Walk is planned for Sunday July 15th at 10am. Go to Eventbrite to book tickets. Please book in advance as once again places are limited. Hope to see you there! Sign up for updates Subscribers to the mailing list will receive an earlybird discount so sign up now! Sign up… Continue reading Another chance to take part in the Watson Fothergill Walk!
Last year the Nottingham Industrial Museum held a small exhibition about The Black Boy Hotel, a building that Fothergill worked on, on and off, between 1886 and 1900. The highlight of the exhibition was a scale model and I took some photographs: Learn more about Fothergill's work on the Black Boy Hotel and its ultimate… Continue reading The Black Boy Hotel Model
I'm playing round with a few other links for the walk so here's a link to a new Instagram account: WatsonFothergillWalk Do follow and share if that's your thing. Also if you've missed out on the first walk, but are interested in joining possible future events, please sign up to the email list and I'll… Continue reading Watson Fothergill Walk on Instagram
Thank you for all the support, the June 24th walk is now SOLD OUT! Missed out? Need an alternate date? Get in touch! Email me Like The Facebook page or tweet me to express interest. I will look at doing a July and /or August date. #WatsonFothergill #Nottingham
1930s advert for The Black Boy Hotel on Long Row. I've been looking for photos of old Nottingham and pictures of Watson Fothergill's buildings that we will see on the walk, and some of those that are further afield. Here's a link to the Pinterest board where I've been collecting them. Join me for the… Continue reading Watson Fothergill Walk Pinterest Board
Watson Fothergill in later life, photo from http://www.watsonfothergill.co.uk/ Fothergill Watson was born in 1841 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.His work dates from 1863 to around 1912 and in that time he mainly worked in and around Nottingham.In 1892 he switched his name around by deed poll, in order to carry on his mother’s family name.He received a… Continue reading 5 Facts about Victorian Architect Watson Fothergill
I've set a date for the first Watson Fothergill Walk: 24th June 2018, 11am. Here's the Eventbrite ticket page - limited numbers available. TICKETS You may also book your tickets directly through Facebook if that's your thing: Watson Fothergill Walk on Facebook. Please join me to test the format!