Inside, Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Inside Woodborough Road Baptist Church

I was up in Mapperley giving my talk on Watson Fothergill and his architecture to a large gathering of U3A members, on the way back into town I took the opportunity to go inside a Fothergill building I have been meaning to visit for ages... Woodborough Road Baptist Church. View from Woodborough Road. Photo: Lucy… Continue reading Inside Woodborough Road Baptist Church

Events

The Next Debbie Bryan Afternoon Tea Date!

As well as the other walks in May and June, tickets are now available for another special date with added Afternoon Tea or Cream Tea at Debbie Bryan in the Lace Market on 8 May starting at 10am. Delicious teas at Debbie Bryan Tickets are available here for a Watson Fothergill Walk, plus either full… Continue reading The Next Debbie Bryan Afternoon Tea Date!

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Walks in May and June 2022

Forthcoming walks now booking April is getting booked up with several private walks, talks to local groups and new ventures with primary school pupils and students looking at history and tour guiding. Thanks everyone for spreading the word!The Carrington Crawl for Ukraine sold out - donations clocked up at over £390 - huge thanks to everyone… Continue reading Walks in May and June 2022

Events, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

10 April 2022 Watson Fothergill Walk & Afternoon Tea

Watson Fothergill Walk, the Nottingham walking tour looking at the buildings of architect Watson Fothergill is back!  Explore the architecture of Nottingham's most flamboyant Victorian architect on an entertaining and informative walk with tour guide Lucy Brouwer.  Tickets here: Debbie Bryan Shop The first public walk of the year will be a collaboration with Debbie Bryan's Lace Market… Continue reading 10 April 2022 Watson Fothergill Walk & Afternoon Tea

Fothergill Buildings Outside Nottingham, Research

Fothergill Outside Notts: Dunedin, Sydenham

A look at one of the few buildings that Fothergill worked on outside Nottinghamshire. I was in the neighbourhood recently, so took the opportunity to have a closer look at an intriguing building. Dunedin, now called Burnage Court, on Lawrie Park Avenue in Syndenham, South London. It's something of a mystery how Fothergill Watson came… Continue reading Fothergill Outside Notts: Dunedin, Sydenham

Events, Online

Online talks in 2022: Explore Fothergill’s Buildings in Mansfield

Watson Fothergill Virtual Walk: Fothergill's Buildings in Mansfield, 8 February 2022, 7 pm. Tickets £5 +booking fee Thanks to everyone who has taken part in a Watson Fothergill Walk this year, also to all those who have sent messages about Fothergill's buildings - I've written up reports of some visits on my blog, with more to come soon!… Continue reading Online talks in 2022: Explore Fothergill’s Buildings in Mansfield

Inside, Research

The Red House, Cator Lane

Sometimes I'm lucky enough to be invited to explore Fothergill buildings. The latest of these was The Red House, on Cator Lane, Chilwell.  From the road, The Red House has a distinctive chimney that stands out from the surrounding buildings... Photo: Lucy Brouwer The Red House is listed in the Fothergill Catalogue as a "Minor… Continue reading The Red House, Cator Lane

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September Walks

Thanks to everyone who has joined a Watson Fothergill Walk so far this summer, it’s been great to get back out there and explore Nottingham’s Victorian Architecture with you all.  It’s always pleasing when people say things like “I’ve walked past this a thousand times but never noticed it before!” or tell their own stories about… Continue reading September Walks

Inside, Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Inside Queen’s Chambers

One of the great things about doing The Watson Fothergill Walk is that people sometimes invite me to explore inside the buildings... I was lucky enough to be contacted by Jonathan from Woodlands, who looks after the building at Queen's Chambers, it was a rare opportunity to take a look inside some of the flats… Continue reading Inside Queen’s Chambers

Research, Watson Fothergill in Nottingham

Four Lions at Nottingham Castle

Three Lions may belong on a shirt... but there are four lions at Nottingham Castle that I am particularly interested in... The four stone lion sculptures found in the grounds of Nottingham Castle... Photos: Lucy Brouwer As I mention on the Watson Fothergill Walk, these four stone lion sculptures originally adorned the tower of the… Continue reading Four Lions at Nottingham Castle