While I’m unable to take walks to look at buildings, I thought I would talk to some of the people who I’ve connected with through a mutual interest in Fothergill and the buildings of Nottingham. In this installment I talk to Jo Ackroyd, a Pre Construction professional at Willmott Dixon Construction. I helped Jo with… Continue reading Guest Interview: Jo Ackroyd, Construction Professional
The earliest house that architect Watson Fothergill (born Fothergill Watson, 1841) is known to have built is the dwelling he designed for himself and his family, which stood at 7 Mapperley Road, Nottingham. Fothergill noted in his diary in 1870: "This Autumn after searching all over town for a site we liked I bought a… Continue reading Demolished Fothergill Buildings: 7 Mapperley Road
For a while now I've been working on a walk to look at some of Watson Fothergill's domestic archtecture, and I'm happy to say that The Ukrainian Cultural Centre at Clawson Lodge have invited me to bring the new tour to their building on Mansfield Road, Nottingham. A chance to go inside Clawson Lodge, a… Continue reading A New Walk! The Carrington Crawl.
Some great photos of Lucy in action during a wet but enjoyable Watson Fothergill Walk on 16 February. It was great to see people so keen to join in the first public tour of the year! Photos by theparkestate on Instagram (follow them for some great photos of houses by Fothergill, Hine and other Nottingham… Continue reading Photos from February walk and forthcoming dates.
I've been busy reading, researching and thinking about new walks and talks for the new year. But I'm ready to get out walking again, so I've set up some dates for The Watson Fothergill Walk in February and March 2020. The first walk, which will start at 10am outside Nottingham Tourism Centre and finish at… Continue reading New dates for 2020!
There are a handful of tickets left for the 21 July evening walk and you can get tickets here. Also, I will be conducting some more Watson Fothergill Walks in August 2019. First up, 18 August sees another Sunday morning walk starting at 10am, which will conclude at Debbie Bryan with tea and cake. Tickets… Continue reading New Dates for August 2019
July sees the 178th anniversary of Fothergill's birth, so it seems fitting to offer more chances to explore his Nottingham buildings on The Watson Fothergill Walk. The next dates will be two walks on 21 July 2019: Join Lucy to explore Watson Fothergill's Nottingham, includes tea or coffee and cake at Debbie Bryan. Tickets here.… Continue reading Dates for July 2019
One of the best known building associated with Watson Fothergill in Nottingham is one that is no longer standing, The Black Boy Hotel on Long Row, which was demolished in 1970. As a few folks on the Watson Fothergill Walk have asked for pictures, I thought I'd collect together some images and thoughts on the… Continue reading Demolished Fothergill Buildings: The Black Boy Hotel
More dates for my walks are now booking as follows: The Hine Hike, an evening walk exploring some of the Nottingham buildings of the Victorian architect Thomas Chambers Hine, will take place on Wednesday 5th June 2019, starting at 6pm. Tickets are £12, available here. The Hine Hike: 5 June 2019, tickets here. There will… Continue reading Dates for June 2019
As the walks have been selling out (thanks everyone!) I've added a new date for the evening edition of the Watson Fothergill Walk. This one will begin at 6pm on 16 May 2019. Tickets are available here. Tickets available here. Join me to explore the distinctive buildings of this most singular Nottingham architect. The walk… Continue reading New Evening Walk, 16 May 2019