Lee Wolf is treasurer and member secretary of the Edgar Wood Society. He’s a lover of Arts & Crafts architecture, archaeology and most things to do with the local heritage of Middleton. We met up to chat about a Heritage Lottery Fund bid for a photography and website project.
but only a gentle one.
Bridge Street, Cockermouth, yesterday. The rendered walls reflect the traditional construction of the area.
It was so windy that gritty sand was being blown into your face
One of two medieval gate houses, this one marks the inner entrance to the abbey. Note the conservation work on the wall.
A moment of quiet
A powerful modern icon to reflect upon
Had a nice evening discussing heritage and conservation with Geoff Wellens who has just completed a booklet on the various stained glass windows of St. Leonard’s Church, Middleton, Manchester.
There must be a pot of gold there somewhere…
Yesterday (15th November), Greater Manchester Building Preservation Trust hosted the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) NW annual general meeting at Long Street Methodist, the Arts & Crafts Church of Middleton, Manchester. This has recently been restored via a generous Heritage Lottery Fund grant. Project architect, Lisa Mcfarlane of Seven Architecture, and myself led the afternoon event and there was a large turnout of around 40 members. We began with a talk about, Edgar Wood, the Arts & Crafts modernist who built the church in 1899, followed by a tour of the famous Middleton Golden Cluster of heritage buildings. Continue reading “IHBC NW 2018 AGM – Middleton, Manchester”