Events | Edgar Wood and His Fellow Northern Art Workers: Masters of Pennine Design

Huddersfield Civic Society
May 01

Edgar Wood and His Fellow Northern Art Workers: Masters of Pennine Design

1st May 2018 19:30

Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, Lindley, HD3 3ND

An illustrated talk, organised in partnership with the Edgar Wood Heritage Group (Yorkshire), regarding one of the most talented and celebrated architects of the late 19th/early 20th centuries, Edgar Wood, and his associates in the Northern Art Workers Guild.

Our speaker, Nick Baker, Archivist of the Middleton-based Edgar Wood Society, will outline the importance of Wood, who is acknowledged as ‘one of the most elusive and brilliant architects this country has ever spawned’ and who was placed alongside Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Charles Voysey by the German writer, Hermann Muthesius in his renowned work Das Englische Haus (1904).

Although many HCS Members are likely to be aware of Edgar Wood’s buildings in Lindley, Birkby & Edgerton, particularly Banney Royd and Lindley Clock Tower, this talk aims to broaden the context surrounding them. Who were Wood’s affiliates (both close and distant)? How did they contribute? And what else did they bring to the ‘Pennine Region’ - not to mention other parts of Yorkshire?

Having worked as part of what he calls “a dynamic research conglomerate (some key members residing in Lindley)”, pursuing knowledge of Wood & his fellow northern designers, Nick is keen to share recent findings - the hope being that people will join the quest to uncover more!

Please join us for this fascinating insight into a group of people whose creative minds successfully combined Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau, with a desire to marry traditional skills with innovative design.

Guests are welcome, light refreshments will be available from 7.0 pm and parking should be available in the Infant School car park opposite the Church. There will be a collection at the end of the talk to help towards costs.