You won't be surprised to learn that I enjoy watching programmes about architecture on television. A great series that presents an accessible introduction to the history of architecture is currently running on Yesterday - Architecture The Railways Built, with the wonderfully enthusiastic Tim Dunn. Tim Dunn at St Pancras Station, Photo: BrownBob Productions This week's… Continue reading Architecture The Railways Built: St Pancras
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 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
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
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
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.
Some great photos of Lucy in action during a wet but enjoyable Watson Fothergill Walk on 16 February. It was great to see people so keen to join in the first public tour of the year! Photos by theparkestate on Instagram (follow them for some great photos of houses by Fothergill, Hine and other Nottingham… Continue reading Photos from February walk and forthcoming dates.
I've been busy reading, researching and thinking about new walks and talks for the new year. But I'm ready to get out walking again, so I've set up some dates for The Watson Fothergill Walk in February and March 2020. The first walk, which will start at 10am outside Nottingham Tourism Centre and finish at… Continue reading New dates for 2020!
A busy August so far with several walks, both public and private. It's great to share the love for Nottingham's architecture with so many people. Here's some of the Facebook reviews I've received so far. A very informative and interesting walk, Lucy is obviously very passionate about the subject. A very hot, sunny Sunday so… Continue reading Thanks for the reviews!
Once again I've made it inside one of the Watson Fothergill buildings that features on The Watson Fothergill Walk. Lucy in action on King Street. Photo: Lamar Francois Thanks to Alec Frusher (a keen Nottingham food blogger who follows me on Twitter, and who just happens to work in one of the largest Watson Fothergill… Continue reading Inside Fothergill House (Jessops)