Lawrence G Summers, Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

The Brigadier, The Librarian and the Awkward Squad

The more I work on Fothergill, give talks and promote my guided walks, the more contact I receive from people who want to know if the building they have spotted is the work of Watson Fothergill, architect. Recently, I've been sent several photos, either houses people have spotted while on urban walks or pictures they… Continue reading The Brigadier, The Librarian and the Awkward Squad

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February Zoom Talk

Another chance to join tour guide Lucy Brouwer for a virtual version of The Watson Fothergill Walk. Get tickets for Thursday, 4 February 2021, 7pm Explore the highlights of the Watson Fothergill Walk with an illustrated talk on Zoom. Look at the beautiful details of some of Nottingham's most flamboyant buildings and learn more about the architect who designed… Continue reading February Zoom Talk

Events

The return of The Hine Hike & September dates

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

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Watson Fothergill Walk – BACK FOR AUGUST 2020!

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!

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The Carrington Crawl: August Dates!

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!

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Interview

Guest Interview: Jo Ackroyd, Construction Professional

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

Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Demolished Fothergill Buildings: 7 Mapperley Road

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

Events, Inside, Lawrence G Summers, Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

A New Walk! The Carrington Crawl.

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.