The group was originally set up by Philip Pomeroy who handed the role of group leader to Chris Rowe in 2017, who can be contacted on 01604 842008 or by email at email@example.com. The group currently has 17 members, with about 12 attending regularly. If you would like to join us, then please let Chris know.
ARCHITECTURE GROUP REPORT FOR 2018
Following on from our 2017 programme, the Architecture Group has continued to explore Victorian architecture, including the Industrial Heritage of Ironbridge, Cromford Mills and Tunnels, followed by Victorian Schools. We also got away from Victorian buildings to explore architectural styles of doors and staircases. We also continued to look at Sir John Betjeman’s “Victorian Architects” DVD and in August we had a guided tour of the newly re-opened Delapre Abbey.
We ended the year by beginning to look at Seaside Architecture, beginning with a general introduction to the topic by Ann followed by a whistle-stop tour by Chris round a few of the 80-odd piers that have been built in Britain, especially those built by the designer Eugenius Birch (not all surviving!).
Going forward into 2019 we continue the seaside theme when Ann will show us many more examples of architectural buildings to be found along the esplanade.
The programme for the first half of 2019 is as follows:
|January 21||Seaside Architecture (Ann)|
|February 18||Fountains (Alec)|
|April 15||Victorian Theatres (Lynn)|
|May 20||Railway/Tram Architecture (Graham/Colin)|