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)
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
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
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
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
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
I (Lucy Brouwer) was invited on to BBC Radio Nottingham to talk about the Watson Fothergill Walk to DJ Dean Jackson (standing in for Alan Clifford) on the afternoon show and you can listen again here at about 3:08 (after Cher!). I talked about Watson Fothergill's office, the Gothic Revival, and what to expect on… Continue reading BBC Radio Nottingham
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