1900: Lions and Lambs – the Irresistible Rise and Bashful Demise of the Arts & Crafts Church

Alec Hamilton, author of the recent book on Arts & Crafts Churches is giving an online lecture for the Society of Architectural Historians which is open to non-members.

25 November 2020 at 6.00 p.m.

1900: Lions and Lambs – the Irresistible Rise and Bashful Demise of the Arts & Crafts Church

This is a free event but donations are welcome to help the charitable activities of the Society.

To book, click the following link to register. You will be sent a joining link on the day.

https://www.sahgb.org.uk/whatson/artscraftschurch

Alec Hamilton’s book, ‘Arts & Crafts Churches’, is available at Lund Humphries website:

https://www.lundhumphries.com/products/95607

UK ‘will take 700 years’ to reach low-carbon heating under current plans

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/08/uk-will-take-700-years-to-reach-low-carbon-heating-under-current-plans?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

This is not surprising since the Government’s own EPC rating system punishes people who take the green route and use renewable electricity for heating rooms and water. EPCs are not fit for purpose in this regard and have the perverse effect of embedding fossil fuels into the drive for renewable energy.

Sunset on Solway

It was a nice sunset at Bowness-on-Solway yesterday.

The Cumbrian Solway is famous for its bird reserves of which there are ten, including RSPB Campfield Marsh. This is more than in any other place in England.

It is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty characterised by cattle which freely graze along the coast road.

The hill in the distance is Mount Criffel in Dumfries and Galloway. Nobody knows how the name Criffel came about though it may be derived from Crowfell.

St. Martin’s Church, Low Marple, Cheshire is open for Heritage Open Days

For Arts & Crafts Movement lovers, St Martin’s Church, Low Marple, Cheshire will open for two days of Heritage Open Days.

Friday 18 September 2020, 14.00-18.00

Saturday 19 September 2020, 10.00-15.00

St.Martin’s Church, Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge, Marple, Stockport SK6 5DT

Next to Marple Railway Station.

Covid-secure arrangements observed.

Saint Martin’s Church is a blend of early and high Arts & Crafts design. The main part of the church was built around 1870 by John Dando Sedding while the famous Lady Chapel designed by his successor, Henry Wilson, is a ‘high period’ Arts & Crafts design of 1895-1905.

The church contains a series works by famous artists – William Morris, Dante Gabrielle Rosetti, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown and Christopher Whall.