First Event of 2024 – A Success

Nick, a Society researcher and friend, joined the group over ten years ago. He moved to live in Finland pre-covid, he recently returned home to see family and also give an update on his research regarding the importance of Edgar Wood to the ‘Moderns’ – architects of the period around  1900.

Using published documentary evidence, he showed that EW was up there in the top echelon of designer architects, together with Voysey, Baillie Scott, Lethaby, Mackintosh, et al (not in any specific order).

Thank you to local film maker Anthony Dolan, for recording this important lecture.




Also on show was a purchase by the Society of an Arts and Crafts chair, attributed to E A Taylor and manufactured by Wylie and Lochhart 1900-05.

Taylor trained at the Glasgow School of Art and the chair features a Glasgow Rose. In 1905 he came to work for George Wragge in Salford, where he designed stained glass windows. He will undoubtedly have known EW, through the Northern Art Workers Guild.

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