Our AGM weekend will be celebrating the Victorian and Edwardian architecture of Nottinghamshire.
The annual general meeting beginning at 4pm on Friday afternoon will be held in the Civil Court Room, National Justice Museum (formerly Shire Hall with additons and alterations by TC Hine, 1876-9), High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN. Tea and coffee will be served halfway through. Our evening will be spent at the Great Hall, Albert Hall (AE Lambert, 1907-9), North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AA where we shall have a drinks reception followed by a lecture and a three-course dinner. Accommodation will be at Jury’s Inn, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3BJ. Check-in is from 2pm.
Saturday will be dedicated to exploring Nottingham on foot.
In the morning we shall walk around the city centre, the heart of the walk being the church of St Mary, High Pavement. The west front was rebuilt by WB Moffatt, 1845-53, the south chancel chapel was added by Temple Moore, 1912-15 and the chapter house by Bodley & Garner, 1887-8. We shall also visit the warehouse district and the exterior of several buildings by Watson Fothergill/Fothergill Watson.
In the afternoon we shall walk around the Park Estate, the core of which was developed from the 1850s. To get to the Estate we go through a fascinating Victorian pedestrian tunnel which was cut straight through the rock from 1844 to 1855. In the Estate itself North Road and Western Terrace were laid out by Peter Frederick Robinson, and TC Hine designed houses from 1844. There are also houses by AN Bromley and Fothergill Watson.
On Sunday we will leave Nottingham by coach to visit Papplewick Pumping Station (built by Ogle Tarbotton, the corporation engineer, in 1881-5); and Hucknall Church with its 20 windows by Kempe. We have lunch at Bestwood Lodge, a magnificent house built for the 10th Duke of St Albans by SS Teulon (1862-5). Above the porch are carvings depicting the heads of Robin Hood and his Merrie Men by Thomas Earp. The great hall has a wonderful stepped fireplace. The gardens were landscaped by Teulon and Thomas Church. After lunch we visit St Paul’s Church, Daybrook (Pearson with its Truro Cathedral-style single spire, a monument by Sir Thomas Brock and Clayton and Bell glass); hopefully the Church (or Rock) cemetery which has interesting catacombs; and possibly St Stephen’s, Sneinton with its tower by Rickman of 1839 and the rest by Bodley and Cecil Hare of c.1908, arriving back at Nottingham station in time for trains after 5pm.
COST £210 per person non-residential; £325 per person double/twin; £420 single. All coach trips, visits, admissions, gratuities, dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday are included. The residential rate also includes bed and breakfast accommodation at Jury’s Inn, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3BJ.