I'm enjoying working with Debbie Bryan and her team, adding a little social element to my guided walks. (The bottomless tea and great food helps!) We're trying out a version of The Hine Hike where you can choose to upgrade from your tea and cake to a cream tea or a light lunch of soup… Continue reading The Hine Hike & The Lace Market Tour in July
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… Continue reading Lightest Night Heritage Tour
I am working with Debbie Bryan again to offer my Lace Market Heritage Tour for Father's Day on 16 June starting at 1pm. We will take a look at the unique industrial architecture of the Lace Market, including buildings by Watson Fothergill and Thomas Chambers Hine. The beauty is in the details. Then there are… Continue reading Father’s Day Heritage Tour: The Lace Market
Thanks to everyone who came to Beeston Library for my "Virtual" Watson Fothergill Walk. I had some great feedback on the talk and I really enjoyed it. I hope I can do some more talks in this format as it's a good way to experience part of the tour without the walking (and I get… Continue reading Stop Press: Sunday Walk Added. Beauty In The Details: Lace Market Tour
I'm planning to do some more of my short walks in the Lace Market with Debbie Bryan in December. The walk takes place at 2pm on 7th December, with a look at the architecture and history of St Mary's Gate. These tours will be similar to the Heritage Open Days tours that took place in… Continue reading Beauty In The Details: Christmas Edition!
A big thank you to everyone who turned out for the second Heritage Open Days tour, Beauty in the Details, on Sunday (16 September 2018). Several people have asked if there will be more short tours like this and I'm looking at making it a more regular thing. Meanwhile if you're interested in the architecture… Continue reading Beauty in the Details: The Lace Market
Taking a look around St Mary's Gate in preparation for my Heritage Open Days walks, I started to notice things about the buildings that I'd never noticed before. How the modern buildings mirror the shapes of the Victorian ones, how the details on each phase of the Adams Building are subtly different, how clean the… Continue reading Beauty In The Details: The Lace Market
Beauty in the details: Guided Lace Market Tour in Nottingham I'm going to be leading some short, free walks for Heritage Open Days (HODS) in September. In colaboration with Debbie Bryan, from her shop and tearoom in the Nottingham Lace Market. I'll be introducing the history of the buildings on St Mary's Gate in the… Continue reading Heritage Open Days – Taster Walks