Walking trip to Hale Cheshire 28th March

Edgar Wood designed many houses in Hale Cheshire over several years. His first was Halecroft dated 1890 and his last, Royd House dated 1914-16, he built for himself. In addition, we will also visit the parish church of St. Peter (1890-92) which contains glass by George Wragg who was a fellow member of the Northern …

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Photo Shoot at Elmwood Primary School

School’s out for summer and I’m meeting Architectural Photographer, Andy Marshall at Elmwood Primary School for a photo shoot. The Edgar Wood Society have received a grant from The Sharing Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a new web site. As part of the project, Andy is taking some photographs of various Edgar Wood buildings in …

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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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Long Street Methodist Church and School Middleton 11

Edgar Wood Rooms taken off the Heritage at Risk Register

The Edgar Wood Society has now achieved one of its long term aims in that Edgar Wood’s Long Street Methodist School, aka the Edgar Wood Rooms, has at last been taken off the Historic England Heritage at Risk Register following the repairs and alterations carried out last year. A big ‘thank you’ is in order …

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Edgar Wood Society – AGM and Annual lecture – 26th October 2019

On Saturday 26th October, we had our annual general meeting, which like all others before it, was a quick race through the business section to the main item, the Society’s Annual Lecture. This year was the first to be held in the newly restored Edgar Wood Rooms at the Arts & Crafts Church, Long Street …

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