Once again I've made it inside one of the Watson Fothergill buildings that features on The Watson Fothergill Walk. Lucy in action on King Street. Photo: Lamar Francois Thanks to Alec Frusher (a keen Nottingham food blogger who follows me on Twitter, and who just happens to work in one of the largest Watson Fothergill… Continue reading Inside Fothergill House (Jessops)
Thanks to Sarah Julian from BBC Radio Nottingham (who had previously been on one of my Watson Fothergill Walks) I recently got the chance to go inside Watson Fothergill's office building on George Street, Nottingham. Fothergill's Office at 15 George Street, with the shop built in at 17, plus the doorway to Brewitt's Yard. (Photo:… Continue reading Inside Watson Fothergill’s Office: Part One
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.
Research can be a tricky business. The internet offers the researcher plenty of opportunities to find pictures, archived material and other useful records... but it can also throw up its own new set of new mysteries. For instance, the top returned result in a Google search for L.G. Summers, Watson Fothergill's assistant and the man… Continue reading On the trail of Lawrence George Summers…
I recently visited Cardiff Castle to see William Burges' Clock Tower and the fantastical interiors he designed for the Marquess of Bute. Exterior of the Clock Tower at Cardiff Castle. (Photo: Lucy Brouwer). William Burges (1827-1881) was one of Watson Fothergill's great influences, his name and dates being one of those carved onto the front… Continue reading William Burges & The Gothic Revival
One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve made while researching the buildings of Watson Fothergill is the identity of the sculptor of the terra cotta panels on two of his Nottingham city centre buildings. It turns out that the panels on the Parliament Street side of Furley & Co. grocers (now Lloyds Bank) and Fothergill’s… Continue reading Benjamin Creswick – Sculptor