Collabs, Events, The Lace Market

Blue Stockings Society Lace Market Networking Event

Tickets for this event I'm a member of Nottingham's Women in Business networking group, Blue Stockings Society. Together we have put together a new event on Thursday 28 July starting at 7 pm. It will comprise a short guided walk that takes an entertaining and informative look at the architecture and history of The Lace… Continue reading Blue Stockings Society Lace Market Networking Event

Events

Dates for July 2022 Walks

I have now added some new dates for July: Watson Fothergill Walk, Sunday 3 July, 10 amThe original Nottingham city centre walk exploring the life and work of Victorian architect Watson Fothergill, also known as Fothergill Watson. Hine Hike, Thursday 7 July, 6 pmDiscover the Nottingham work of architect Thomas Chambers Hine. More info here.… Continue reading Dates for July 2022 Walks

Nottingham Architects, Research

Nottingham Architects: Gilbert Smith Doughty

Here's another architect who was active around the same time as Watson Fothergill in Nottingham. Gilbert Smith Doughty (1861-1909) came to my attention when I noticed that Fothergill was not the only architect to have his name carved on his buildings. Opposite Fothergill's Nottingham and Notts Bank on Thurland Street you will find The Thurland… Continue reading Nottingham Architects: Gilbert Smith Doughty

Research, TC Hine

Traces of TC Hine at Nottingham Castle

During my visit to the newly reopened Nottingham Castle I spotted a few clues that point to the architect who originally transformed the ruined Ducal Palace into the first municipal art gallery outside London. But does anything remain of "The Midland Counties Art Museum at Nottingham"? Nottingham's not really a castle.. it's a Renaissance Ducal… Continue reading Traces of TC Hine at Nottingham Castle

Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Four Lions at Nottingham Castle

Three Lions may belong on a shirt... but there are four lions at Nottingham Castle that I am particularly interested in... The four stone lion sculptures found in the grounds of Nottingham Castle... Photos: Lucy Brouwer As I mention on the Watson Fothergill Walk, these four stone lion sculptures originally adorned the tower of the… Continue reading Four Lions at Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Architects, Research

Nottingham Architects: Albert Nelson Bromley

Here's another instalment in my occasional series looking at architects who were active in Nottingham at around the same time as Watson Fothergill. Albert Nelson Bromley (1850-1934) is probably best known for his long involvement with Boots The Chemist, but he was responsible for many buildings in Nottingham ranging from schools to shops, warehouses to… Continue reading Nottingham Architects: Albert Nelson Bromley

Lawrence G Summers, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Inside Watson Fothergill’s Office part two

Having studied the building from the outside, the chance to have a look around inside the Offices of Watson Fothergill on George Street, Nottingham was too good to resist. Many thanks to Sarah Julian of BBC Radio Nottingham for giving me the opportunity and to the Bragas for letting me take a few quick photos… Continue reading Inside Watson Fothergill’s Office part two

Events, Lace Market, TC Hine, Thomas Chambers Hine

The Hine Hike: Evening Walk

I'm running another chance to join me for The Hine Hike: The buildings of Thomas Chambers Hine on Wednesday 5th June 2019, starting at 6pm. Tickets here. The Hine Hike 5 June 2019 Thomas Chambers Hine, 1813-1899, was possbly Nottingham's most prolific architect of the Victorian Age. His work across the 19th Century ranges from… Continue reading The Hine Hike: Evening Walk

Lawrence G Summers

Lawrence George Summers in Sherwood Rise & Mapperley Park

In my last few blogs I've been looking at the life and work of Lawrence George Summers who was Watson Fothergill's assistant and an architect in his own right, albeit a somewhat less flamboyant one. The last installment left off in New Basford, from where I walked back to Sherwood Rise. I passed Fothergill's Norris… Continue reading Lawrence George Summers in Sherwood Rise & Mapperley Park

Lawrence G Summers

Lawrence George Summers’s Buildings in Sherwood, Carrington & New Basford.

In the last blog I found out some more about LG Summers' family background. This time I'm going to take a look at some of his buildings. Starting from Sherwood, I went for a wander to find some of the buildings designed by Lawrence George Summers which are still standing in Nottingham. Around the corner… Continue reading Lawrence George Summers’s Buildings in Sherwood, Carrington & New Basford.