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

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Extra June 2023 Watson Fothergill Walk dates

Join tour guide Lucy Brouwer for some Fothergill-spotting in Nottingham. Tickets are now on sale for Watson Fothergill Walks in June.  In addition to previously announced dates, tickets for some weekday walks are now available. Learn about the buildings where Fothergill left his mark on Nottingham. Forthcoming dates for Watson Fothergill Walk - a guided… Continue reading Extra June 2023 Watson Fothergill Walk dates

Events

Watson Fothergill Walk dates for May 2023

Another chance to join the Watson Fothergill Walk, an evening date and the return of The Carrington Crawl and The Hine Hike. Sunday 14 May, 10 am Tickets £15* The next date for Watson Fothergill Walk will be Sunday 14 May 2023, 10 am Thursday 25 May, 6 pm Tickets £15* There will be an evening Watson Fothergill Walk on Thursday… Continue reading Watson Fothergill Walk dates for May 2023

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Watson Fothergill Walks are dog-friendly!

This weekend I took a group and their dogs on the Watson Fothergill Walk... It was very chilly (I don't do many walks in January and I wear thermals!) but the group and their dogs all enjoyed learning about Nottingham's unique architecture. Thanks to Olive, Bob and Barney (and their owners and their friends) for… Continue reading Watson Fothergill Walks are dog-friendly!