Caroline

29 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham

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Express buildings, Nottingham. Any info past and present welcome as I used to work in these premises in the late 90s. Freeth Cartwright Hunt Dickens Solicitors did occupy these premises for a time and when I worked there. Just wondered the history of the building. I went past last night, whilst out in Nottingham last night with a friend.

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There is a book titled "Fothergil"l available at the City Information centre on Smithy Row, wich gives details of all Fothergill buildings whether standing or demolished.

The second book is also quite good & also still available.

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This building used to be the office of the Guardian Journal and Evening News newspaper. My dad worked there. The round tower was the front office.

I can remember my grandfather collecting news papers from here for delivery to shops

That would have been in the late 1950s

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I think it was a newspaper office in 1903, it certainly was in 1924 and then right through to 1963 when the Evening News combined with the Evening Post and the staff moved "over the road" to the Evening Post offices in Forman Street (now demolished). In 1961 my dad took me around the newspaper office to show me how papers were produced. It was very interesting, especially how they did the photos.

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Because, like nearly all Fothergill's buildings it is listed

Sadly too many have succumbed to the "wreckers ball" :(

Eg The Black Boy

and St Nicholas's Rectory

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#4 I've got both those books and would recommend them if you appreciate the beautiful old buildings we have around Nottingham

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Architects knew their stuff in those days. They've really lost the plot since then. Short term, ugly, concrete & glass have appeared all over the place.

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I've got a book about HIne called "Thomas Chambers Hine - Architect of Victorian Nottingham" by Ken Brand of the Nottingham Civic Society.

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Yes, there is little of value being built in these degenerate days. Nothing that will stand the test of time.

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This one ain't too bad

I know it's London & not Nottingham

But Ireally like this building

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I wonder what was said about Fothergill's buildings when they were put up in the 1880s ?

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I've mentioned this book before in another thread but if you like the 'old' architecture then have a look at a book in the Pevsner Architectural Guides about Nottingham. It's an excellent book with great photos and walks around the city looking at the buildings.

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i did some work in that building in the 70s and was astonished to see the underground printing press ,the basement must have been around 30 feet deep

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Yes the basement was deep. It was below the reception area. There was a lift in the building also. I remember the paper shredding machine being there and a load of wine stored there!

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