September 2020 sees the return of The Hine Hike - my tour looking at the buildings of Thomas Chambers Hine, another architect who had a big impact on Victorian Nottingham. The first date will be Thursday 10 September, 2pm. Tickets are £12 each. All tours operate with reduced numbers and social distancing measures in place.… Continue reading The return of The Hine Hike & September dates
At last! The walks are returning with added social distancing! Having completed the preparation for Visit England's We're Good To Go mark, I am now delighted to invite groups of up to 5 people (maximum groups are 6 so that includes your guide!) to accompany me on The Watson Fothergill Walk, tour of Nottingham city… Continue reading Watson Fothergill Walk – BACK FOR AUGUST 2020!
At the moment I am only able to take groups of up to 6 (including me!) so there are just 5 tickets for The Carrington Crawl on 15 August 2020. NEWS FLASH! The first walk is already full! But I have added more dates (Aug 20, 11am & Aug 22, 2pm): Tickets for all forthcoming… Continue reading The Carrington Crawl: August Dates!
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