Nottingham Now, Tom Huggon, Nottingham Civic Society
19 October , 7:30 pm
On Tuesday 19th October 2021, at 7:30pm, at The Nottingham Mechanics Institute Tom Huggon will present the Keith Train Lecture
You will remember Tom was going to talk in the early part of 2020 about “50 Years On- Has It All Been Worth It”. This was postponed because he was called to jury service, then came the various public health shutdowns. Tom has concluded that approach has passed its `sell by` date.
However in 1975 as our contribution to European Architectural Heritage Year we published `Nottingham Now` a book by Maurice Barley and Bob Cullen in which they assessed (using amongst other examples 146 photographs) ”what we have still got,,not what we have lost`.showing the great variety of districts;; streets;buildings and open spaces representing the thousand or so years of Nottingham’s history;examining how this heritage developed through the different phases of our city. The final chapter `Nottingham in 1975` sets out a number of challenges facing this heritage at that time.
Tom has chosen to present again this seminal work using it to compare then and now again reviewing what we have got, not what we have lost, and highlighting current challenges: from which you will be able to draw your own conclusions about what`s what now and how we influenced or not what has gone on and should be influencing what next: thus summarising the long view in a different way from what Tom would have done if not waylaid by the judicial system and germs.
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