Nottingham Architects, T Cecil Howitt

A tour of the Council House with the former Lord Mayor

Earlier this year, the former Lord Mayor of Nottingham Wendy Smith accompanied me on the Watson Fothergill Walk… this week she invited me to take a tour of the interior of the Council House with her. As a former mayor, she knows more than most about this historic building. Completed in 1929, it was designed… Continue reading A tour of the Council House with the former Lord Mayor


Winter bookings

A massive "Thank you" to everyone who joined me for a guided tour of Nottingham's Victorian architecture this year! Dog walking group outside Queen's Chambers on the Watson Fothergill Walk, from earlier in the year. Photo: Lucy Brouwer I won't be doing ticketed walks again until Spring 2024... but in the meantime, if you have… Continue reading Winter bookings

Lawrence G Summers, Research

Inside Elm Bank… a house through time

Over on Instagram you might have seen an account called Inside Elm Bank, here the new owners of a Victorian villa in Mapperley Park are documenting their efforts to restore it to something of its original character. The house has some distinctive features that might be familiar to Fothergill-spotters. However, in this case, the alterations to… Continue reading Inside Elm Bank… a house through time

Events, Research, The Park Estate

Fothergill’s Buildings in The Park Estate

It has taken a lot of research but I've put together an illustrated talk on Fothergill's Buildings in The Park Estate... and some of the people who lived in them. I will be premiering this lecture for The Park Residents Association on Wednesday 4 October (7 pm for 7.30 pm) at The Park Tennis Club,… Continue reading Fothergill’s Buildings in The Park Estate


Walks in September & October 2023

Take the opportunity to join a 5-star rated guided tour of Nottingham’s Victorian Architecture. There are currently a limited number of tickets remaining for The Watson Fothergill Walk on Sunday 10 September 10 am & Sunday 24 September 10 am. I have also now added dates in October: Sunday 8 October 10 am & a rare… Continue reading Walks in September & October 2023

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Extra June 2023 Watson Fothergill Walk dates

Join tour guide Lucy Brouwer for some Fothergill-spotting in Nottingham. Tickets are now on sale for Watson Fothergill Walks in June.  In addition to previously announced dates, tickets for some weekday walks are now available. Learn about the buildings where Fothergill left his mark on Nottingham. Forthcoming dates for Watson Fothergill Walk - a guided… Continue reading Extra June 2023 Watson Fothergill Walk dates


Nottingham Civic Society Books

Nottingham Civic Society have found a number of books on Nottingham architects and architecture that they have asked me to sell. I have now added some of these to my shop. Now available, all at £5 each plus postage, titles by the late Ken Brand: Watson Fothergill, Architect, Thomas Chambers Hine Architect of Victorian Nottingham,… Continue reading Nottingham Civic Society Books