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

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

Nottingham Architects, T Cecil Howitt

A tour of the Council House with the former Lord Mayor

Earlier this year, the former Lord Mayor of Nottingham Wendy Smith accompanied me on the Watson Fothergill Walk… this week she invited me to take a tour of the interior of the Council House with her. As a former mayor, she knows more than most about this historic building. Completed in 1929, it was designed… Continue reading A tour of the Council House with the former Lord Mayor

Lawrence G Summers, Research

Inside Elm Bank… a house through time

Over on Instagram you might have seen an account called Inside Elm Bank, here the new owners of a Victorian villa in Mapperley Park are documenting their efforts to restore it to something of its original character. The house has some distinctive features that might be familiar to Fothergill-spotters. However, in this case, the alterations to… Continue reading Inside Elm Bank… a house through time

Events, Research, The Park Estate

Fothergill’s Buildings in The Park Estate

It has taken a lot of research but I've put together an illustrated talk on Fothergill's Buildings in The Park Estate... and some of the people who lived in them. I will be premiering this lecture for The Park Residents Association on Wednesday 4 October (7 pm for 7.30 pm) at The Park Tennis Club,… Continue reading Fothergill’s Buildings in The Park Estate

Influences, Research, Travels

Lichfield Cathedral

In June, I visited Lichfield and called in at the Cathedral - the relevance to this project being that such a visit was a massive inspiration to Fothergill Watson when he was a trainee architect. Lichfield Cathedral front. Photo: Lucy Brouwer Whilst working in Frederick Jackson’s office in Nottingham, Fothergill visited many buildings of architectural… Continue reading Lichfield Cathedral