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Lightest Night Heritage Tour

On June 21 Nottingham’s Creative Quarter are celebrating the longest day of the year with their Lightest Night summer party. There will be some later than usual opening for businesses around the Lace Market area, as part of these events I will be running my Beauty in the Details Lace Market Heritage tour, a short walk around the history of St Mary’s Gate in conjunction with Debbie Bryan’s shop.

Lightest Night 2019

Beauty in the Details is a shorter walk, on even terrain that is suitable for those who don’t want to walk too far or for too long. This tour will be about 45 minutes in total with time for refreshments at Debbie Bryan before and after and then chance to attend the Lightest Night event at St Mary’s Church afterwards. Starts at 5pm, Friday 21 June, 2019 at Debbie Bryan Shop.

I will also be running the same tour for Father’s Day on Sunday 16 June, 2019 (with added afternoon tea).

Explore the Adams Building on the Beauty in the Details tour.

The next dates for the Watson Fothergill Walk are 21 July 2019. Tickets are available here Eventbrite (2pm) and here (6pm).

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The Hine Hike: Evening Walk

I’m running another chance to join me for The Hine Hike: The buildings of Thomas Chambers Hine on Wednesday 5th June 2019, starting at 6pm. Tickets here.

The Hine Hike 5 June 2019

Thomas Chambers Hine, 1813-1899, was possbly Nottingham’s most prolific architect of the Victorian Age. His work across the 19th Century ranges from overseeing the development of The Park Estate, to building the biggest lace warehouses in the Lace Market, and includes the conversion of Nottingham Castle to England’s first provincial art gallery outside London.

The Adams Building, Lace Market, Nottingham (photo: Lucy Brouwer).
The Birkin Building, Lace Market, Nottingham (photo: Lucy Brouwer).

Explore the buildings of Thomas Chambers Hine “the father of the Midlands Architects” and his impact on the built environment of Nottingham city centre. This evening walk will take in a overview of the Park Estate, progress via Hine’s home and office on Regent Street towards Nottingham Castle. The walk will continue across the city centre to investigate some of Thomas Chambers Hine’s lesser known buildings and finish up with some of his large scale projects in the Lace Market.

This is a walk of 3km (1.9 miles) approximately 2 hours. The walk starts at Nottingham Playhouse and finishes in the Lace Market.

Next Hine Hike is 5 June, 2019, 6pm Tickets here.

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BBC Radio Nottingham

I (Lucy Brouwer) was invited on to BBC Radio Nottingham to talk about the Watson Fothergill Walk to DJ Dean Jackson (standing in for Alan Clifford) on the afternoon show and you can listen again here at about 3:08 (after Cher!).

I talked about Watson Fothergill’s office, the Gothic Revival, and what to expect on the Watson Fothergill Walk…

Detail of Benjamin Creswick’s Terracotta Panel on 15 & 17 George Street, Nottingham.

The latest dates for my walks can be found here on Eventbrite.

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Dates for June 2019

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 be another chance to join me for The Watson Fothergill Walk on Wednesday 12th June 2019, starting at 6pm. On this walk we will see some of Nottingham’s most striking Victorian buildings, designed by the architect Watson Fothergill (a.k.a. Fothergill Watson). Tickets are £12, available here.

Watson Fothergill Walk Evening Edition: 12 June 2019, tickets here.

The next opportunity to join me for the Debbie Bryan Edition of the Watson Fothergill Walk (including drinks and cake) will be 30th June 2019, 1pm. Tickets are £12 and can be found on Eventbrite: here.

30 June 2019: Afternoon walk, tickets here.

All those dates are in one place on Eventbrite here.

Tickets for my talk on Watson Fothergill and Thomas Cecil Howitt (architect of Nottingham’s Council House) at Nottinghamshire Archives, 10 May, 2019 2.30pm are available here.

My talk on TC Hine at West Bridgford Library on 25 June 2019 is now sold out. If you would like me to talk to your group about Watson Fothergill or TC Hine (similar format to the walking tours, but with photos and without the walking!) then please get in touch.

I am also available to take small parties (between 6 and 20 people) on walks to suit your group. Interested? Email me to discuss your needs.

Lucy on Broadway! Photo: Stavros Pouricas


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New Evening Walk, 16 May 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 starts at Nottingham Tourism Office by the Council House and concludes at Fothergill’s pub, itself one of Watson Fothergill’s buildings, by Nottingham Castle. Tickets are £12.

A couple of tickets left for The Hine Hike.

There are still just one ticket left for The Hine Hike on 14 April, starting at 10am. Join me to discover some of the Nottingham buildings of architect Thomas Chambers Hine.Tickets are £12 and include a drink and a cake at Debbie Bryan at the conclusion of the walk (approx 2 hours).

I’m giving a talk about Fothergill and Thomas Cecil Howitt, architect of The Council House. Tickets £5

Finally, Nottinghamshire Archives have invited me to talk about Watson Fothergill and another great Nottingham architect, Thomas Cecil Howitt on 10 May at 2.30pm. I will be looking at Fothergill’s buildings that are close to Slab Square and also The Council House and Exchange, which celebrates its 90th birthday, having opened on 22 May 1929. Tickets are £5 and include an opportunity to examine archive materials relating to both architects.

Can’t make any of these dates but still interested? Sign up for my mailing list to receive news of new walk dates as soon as they are confirmed.

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New Dates Added in April

I’ve had such a great response to the walks so far – thank you everyone who has booked or spread the word! I have a number of new events coming up…

Lucy throwing some shapes on Broadway! Photo: Stravros Pouricas @stavraki_notts


Sunday 31st March, 1pm – Mother’s Day Heritage Tour a short look around the Lace Market, followed by a choice of Afternoon or Cream Tea at Debbie Bryan. Tickets available here from Debbie Bryan.

Yummy afternoon teas at Debbie Bryan – part of the Mother’s Day package.


Sunday 14th April, 10am –The Hine Hike.  I will be offering another chance to join me for a tour of the buildings of Thomas Chambers Hine. This time the walk includes tea (or coffee) and cake at Debbie Bryan. Tickets £12 on sale now.

The Hine Hike returns!


Thursday 18th April, 6pm – Watson Fothergill Walk – Evening Edition. This is a slightly longer version of the walk, taking advantage of lighter evenings. It will conclude in Fothergill’s pub (drinks not included). Tickets £12, available now.

An evening Watson Fothergill Walk

Tuesday 25th June, 2.30pm – On The Trail Of TC Hine. I will be giving an illustrated talk at West Bridgford Library, looking at some of Thomas Chambers Hine’s buildings in Nottingham. Tickets £3 here or in person from the library.

Learn more about the buildings of Thomas Chambers Hine from the comfort of the library! TICKETS

I hope you can join me at one of the events – sign up for the mailing list for regular updates when new dates are announced.

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Mother’s Day Heritage Tour 31st March 2019

Debbie Bryan has invited me to run a short walk exploring Nottingham’s Lace Market as part of her programme of Mother’s Day events on Sunday 31st March 2019.

Out and about in the Lace Market looking for Beauty in the Details.

This walk will be a slightly expanded version of the Beauty in the Details walks I offered last year, looking at the architecture and history of this unique part of the city. Tickets come with the choice of cream tea or full afternoon tea. So bring your mum or come along and treat yourself!

Treat your mum to afternoon tea at Debbie Bryan.

You can book over on Debbie Bryan’s website and tickets are £15 (cream tea) and £30 (full afternoon tea). Menus are available with traditional, vegetarian or vegan options and Debbie’s cafe caters for gluten-free options if booked in advance. Meet at Debbie Bryan on St Mary’s Gate for a 1pm start, for a walk and talk of approximately one hour (under 1km on flat paved streets) then return to Debbie Bryan for tea.

Thanks to everyone who came along to the Hine Hike yesterday (17 February) It helped me to test the route and timed the walk. I hope to set more dates for this walk as well as more Watson Fothergill Walks through the Spring and Summer 2019 – watch this space or sign up for the WFW newsletter for updates.

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Afternoon walk added in May

Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets for the walks in April and May so far, the first three walks are now sold out!

I have added another walk at 1pm on 26 May – tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watson-fothergill-walk-debbie-bryan-edition-afternoon-26-may-2019-tickets-55825454437?aff=WFWebsite

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/watson-fothergill-walk-debbie-bryan-edition-afternoon-26-may-2019-tickets-55825454437?aff=WFWebsite

There are just 3 tickets left for the Hine Hike Work in Progress on Sunday 17 February. Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hine-hike-the-buildings-of-thomas-chambers-hine-work-in-progress-tickets-55411956654?aff=WFWebsite

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Thomas Chambers Hine: The Hine Hike!

I am trying out a new walk exploring the architecture of Thomas Chambers Hine, the other big name behind some of the most impressive Victorian buildings in Nottingham. This first walk will be a “work in progress” and I’ll be looking for your feedback at the end of the route.

Come and help me test out my new walk, The Hine Hike! Tickets here

Tickets are £10 but if you’re quick you can get a discount on tickets by using the code found in the mailing list email.

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New Dates for Spring 2019

The Watson Fothergill Walk returns!

Tickets are now available for two new dates for the Debbie Bryan Edition of the Watson Fothergill Walk. The new dates are both Sunday mornings, with a 10am start on 28th April 2019 and 26th May 2019. Tickets are £12 each and include tea or coffee and cake at Debbie Bryan in the Lace Market at the conclusion of the walk.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/watson-fothergill-walk-debbie-bryan-edition-28-april-2019-tickets-54819039222


https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/watson-fothergill-walk-debbie-bryan-edition-26-may-2019-tickets-55401163371

I hope to add more dates and try out some other walks in the coming year, please sign up to the mailing list for the latest news.