While I'm still available for walks (Covid-19 regulations permitting) as private bookings and I have gift vouchers on offer (if you'd like to have a walk to look forward to in 2021), I'm also trying to research more buildings for future walks and talks on the architecture of Nottingham. But I get so easily distracted...… Continue reading Research and Distractions
Last week I attended the launch (via Zoom) of the new edition of The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, commonly known as The Pevsner Guide. The hefty new edition of The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire. You can watch the interview with Clare Hartwell, who has throughly revised and updated the Nottinghamshire guide, on Five Leaves Bookshop's… Continue reading Pevsner’s The Buildings of England
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!
In support of Primary taking their talk series Tell Me Something I Don't Know online for a special event, some of their past talks are now available to listen to on Soundcloud. Primary · TMSIDK#9: On the Trail of Architect, Lawrence G Summers by Lucy In February 2019, I was one of the speakers at… Continue reading Tell Me Something I Don’t Know… L.G. Summers (2019)
The last walk I took to look at architecture in Nottingham, before Lockdown, was around The Park Estate. For this installment of my series of interviews with people I've met through doing The Watson Fothergill Walk, I talked to Dan Simpkin, who lives in The Park and is responsible for maintaining the @theparkestate Instagram account,… Continue reading Guest Interview: Dan Simpkin, The Park Estate Instagram
While we're not able to get out and about as much as we'd like, I thought I'd catch up with some of the people I've discovered through doing my Watson Fothergill Walks. This time, I asked Photographer Lamar Francois (who is responsible for the great photos of me in action that grace this website!) -… Continue reading Guest Interview: Lamar Francois, Photographer
At the moment, we're not able to go out at our leisure to look at Nottingham (or anywhere else for that matter), so I decided to catch up with some of the interesting people who I've met through doing these Watson Fothergill Walks. For this installment I talked to Felicity Whittle, of Gold Star Guides,… Continue reading Guest Interview: Felicity Whittle, Gold Star Guides
While I'm staying at home (and not in Nottingham city centre), my brother Jim, who does live in the city, offered to take his camera on a walk to have a look at one of the buldings that I feature on my Watson Fothergill Walk walking tour. So here are the results - a look… Continue reading Tour taster video: Queen’s Chambers
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