Monthly Archives: October 2015

Belfast – Transport House tiled muralĀ 

Transport House in High Street, Belfast is the former Northern Ireland headquarters of the Transport and General Workers Union. Built in 1959 and designed by architect J J Brennan it is clad in soft green ceramic tiles with a large … Continue reading

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Bill Newland, Margaret Hine and Sam Haile at the Ken Stradling Collection

‘Of Brush and Clay – Painter Potters of the mid 20th Century’ The current exhibition at the Ken Stradling Collection, 48 Park Row, Bristol. On until 9 December. An exhibition of ceramics by Bill Newland, Margaret Hine and Nicholas Vergette … Continue reading

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Tyntesfield, Somerset – The Plant Pots

Tyntesfield, just outside Bristol was acquired by the National Trust in 2002. Built in the 1860s by the Gibbs family it was largely funded by a trade in South American bird guano as fertiliser. The house and estate was in … Continue reading

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Bristol’s Modernist Architecture – The Concrete House

The Concrete House sits on a hilltop cul-de-sac in Westbury-on-Trym in NW Bristol. Designed by Amyas Connell of Connell, Ward and Lucas and  built in 1934 it is one of the earliest Modernist concrete houses in Britain.    The house … Continue reading

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