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Events, New Tour

July dates and a new work-in-progress

A couple of Watson Fothergill Walks in July, a work-in-progress Art Deco walk and my diary is open for private bookings.  12 July marks 183 years since Fothergill's birth! There is ticket availability for guided tours of Nottingham’s architecture coming up on the following dates:  Watson Fothergill Walk, Sunday 26 May 10 am Watson Fothergill… Continue reading July dates and a new work-in-progress

Events, Research

Researching buildings PLUS Summer dates for tours

I'm busy researching buildings for what I hope will be at least one new tour in Nottingham and maybe something else for extra-keen Fothergill-spotters (all very exciting and I will share this properly with you when things are closer to being ready!) Research! Meanwhile, there are some of my walks coming up, including Watson Fothergill… Continue reading Researching buildings PLUS Summer dates for tours

Events

Lighter nights? Try an evening walk in June

Thank you if you’ve already joined a tour this year - and thanks if you’ve told your friends or written a lovely 5-star  TripAdvisor review - it’s great to get the word out! Tickets for walks in June 2024 are now live on Eventbrite. All tickets linked here. Join tour guide Lucy Brouwer to explore… Continue reading Lighter nights? Try an evening walk in June

Events

See Nottingham differently: Walks for May 2024

Thanks to everyone who has supported my small business by joining me for a Watson Fothergill Walk or Hine Hike around Nottingham. More dates now on sale, including another date for the Carrington Crawl, see below. The Express Building, Parliament Street, Nottingham. Architect Fothergill Watson, 1876. Photo: Lucy Brouwer. I'm looking forward to the Spring… Continue reading See Nottingham differently: Walks for May 2024

Events

More walks for April 2024 – Watson Fothergill, TC Hine, Carrington Crawl

Thanks to everyone who has joined me so far for The Watson Fothergill Walk. The first Hine Hike of the year is sold out so I’ve added another date in April, and that month also sees the return of The Carrington Crawl. Tickets are moving fast for the city centre walk in March - there… Continue reading More walks for April 2024 – Watson Fothergill, TC Hine, Carrington Crawl

Events, TC Hine

The Return of The Hine Hike!

My walking tour looking at some of the buildings by architect Thomas Chambers Hine is back! Plus another Watson Fothergill Walk in March. The first 2024 Hine Hike will be on Sunday, 3 March, 2 pm. Tickets are £15 each - available here. Learn about the life and work of Victorian Nottingham’s other prolific and… Continue reading The Return of The Hine Hike!

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

First dates for 2024 now booking

Thanks to everyone who joined me for a walk, bought a voucher or listened to a talk this year. Your support really means a lot! Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year... ...Watson Fothergill Walk will be back in 2024. Join tour guide Lucy Brouwer to explore the buildings of architect Watson Fothergill in… Continue reading First dates for 2024 now booking

Inside, Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Inside Thurland Street Bank

Observant Nottinghamians will have noticed some changes taking place in one of the city's largest Fothergill buildings recently. The sports bar chain Box has moved into the Former Nottingham & Notts Bank (lately All Saints and before that Nat West) on the corner of Pelham Street and Thurland Street. Picture of how the Thurland Street… Continue reading Inside Thurland Street Bank

Research, Travels

A Visit to Wightwick Manor & The De Morgan Foundation

Today (16th November) marks the anniversary of the birth in 1839 of the artist William De Morgan. William De Morgan portrait by Evelyn De Morgan and De Morgan shop sign in tiles at De Morgan Foundation, Wightwick Manor (better image at NPG) Photo: Lucy Brouwer De Morgan was a lifelong friend of William Morris, a… Continue reading A Visit to Wightwick Manor & The De Morgan Foundation