Inside, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Inside Fothergill House (Jessops)

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)

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

New Dates for August 2019

There are a handful of tickets left for the 21 July evening walk and you can get tickets here. Also, I will be conducting some more Watson Fothergill Walks in August 2019. First up, 18 August sees another Sunday morning walk starting at 10am, which will conclude at Debbie Bryan with tea and cake. Tickets… Continue reading New Dates for August 2019

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Inside Watson Fothergill’s Office part two

Having studied the building from the outside, the chance to have a look around inside the Offices of Watson Fothergill on George Street, Nottingham was too good to resist. Many thanks to Sarah Julian of BBC Radio Nottingham for giving me the opportunity and to the Bragas for letting me take a few quick photos… Continue reading Inside Watson Fothergill’s Office part two

Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Inside Watson Fothergill’s Office: Part One

Thanks to Sarah Julian from BBC Radio Nottingham (who had previously been on one of my Watson Fothergill Walks) I recently got the chance to go inside Watson Fothergill's office building on George Street, Nottingham. Fothergill's Office at 15 George Street, with the shop built in at 17, plus the doorway to Brewitt's Yard. (Photo:… Continue reading Inside Watson Fothergill’s Office: Part One

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Dates for July 2019

July sees the 178th anniversary of Fothergill's birth, so it seems fitting to offer more chances to explore his Nottingham buildings on The Watson Fothergill Walk. The next dates will be two walks on 21 July 2019: Join Lucy to explore Watson Fothergill's Nottingham, includes tea or coffee and cake at Debbie Bryan. Tickets here.… Continue reading Dates for July 2019

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Demolished Fothergill Buildings: The Black Boy Hotel

One of the best known building associated with Watson Fothergill in Nottingham is one that is no longer standing, The Black Boy Hotel on Long Row, which was demolished in 1970. As a few folks on the Watson Fothergill Walk have asked for pictures, I thought I'd collect together some images and thoughts on the… Continue reading Demolished Fothergill Buildings: The Black Boy Hotel

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

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… Continue reading Dates for June 2019

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

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… Continue reading New Evening Walk, 16 May 2019

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Watson Fothergill and Thomas Cecil Howitt: Nottinghamshire Archives

Nottinghamshire Archives Talk I've been asked to give a talk at Nottinghamshire Archives. To mark 90 years since the opening of the Council House, that impressive symbol of civic pride at the centre of Nottingham, I'm going to be talking about two of Nottingham's favourite architects, Watson Fothergill and Thomas Cecil Howitt and looking for… Continue reading Watson Fothergill and Thomas Cecil Howitt: Nottinghamshire Archives