Edgar Wood Society AGM postponed till next year!

We are deferring this year’s Annual General Meeting, which was due to take place on 24th October, until next year when, hopefully, the Covid-19 situation will be much brighter. Members will be receiving annual reports by email shortly. Unless, any of the present committee or post holders wish to stand down, we will simply ‘carry …

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Drains and chimney repairs at Long Street Methodist Church

Society members may be interested to know that there are two immediate problems needing to be tackled at Edgar Wood’s Long Street Methodist Church and School. The first is the tall chimney which serves as a focal point has a number of cracks and other defects. Greater Manchester Building Preservation Trust has submitted a bid …

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Heritage Open Days – St. Martin’s Church, Low Marple, Cheshire

The wonderful St Martin’s Church, Low Marple, Cheshire is opening for two days for Heritage Open Days. It provides another chance for members to visit this jewel of a building. Opens Friday 18 September 2020, 14.00-18.00 and Saturday 19 September 2020, 10.00-15.00 St.Martin’s Church, Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge, Marple, Stockport SK6 5DT Next to Marple …

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Helping out at Greystoke, Hale

The Edgar Wood Society has been working with the architectural team of Greystoke’s new owner and Trafford Council’s planning and conservation officers on how best to conserve this wonderful Edgar Wood designed house in Hale. Greystoke is named after the picturesque Cumbrian village. It has an impressive blend of art nouveau sensibility, the character of …

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Lottery Heritage Scheme Completed

This week Maureen put her final touches to our returns to Lottery Heritage Fund for the Edgar Wood Society website outreach project, which has now formally ended. The project included creating this website, its online Image Compendium, training, new photographs of Edgar Wood buildings and a series of successful events held during 2019. A big …

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Edgar Wood in Italy – 17th January 2020

The Edgar Wood Society hosted an Italian themed evening celebrating Edgar Wood’s time in Italy, which he visted regularly before finally settling there and building the last of his three homes in Porto Maurizio, Liguria. In England, Wood is remembered primarily as an exceptional architect but in Italy, he is reknown for his paintings.  Lots …

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