tue12mar6:30 pmtue7:30 pmOnline Lecture: George Shaw of UppermillOnline lecture by Peter Lindfield6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Book Now

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George Shaw (1810–76) of Uppermill in Yorkshire and on the periphery of Greater Manchester was the son of a cloth merchant. Working for his father, Shaw sold cloth as far north as Glasgow and south as Birmingham; during these journeys he took the opportunity to tour many ancient heritage sites and Gothic Revival properties. Shaw also collected ancient fragments, material culture, and furniture, and he sketched buildings whilst on these trips. This knowledge was used to inform Shaw’s subsequent architectural practice, and he also turned this knowledge to nefarious ends, notably producing modern, Tudor-style furniture that claimed to be ‘heirlooms’ and which he sold to modern-day aristocrats. Peter Lindfield will discuss this fascinating character.

The talk starts at 6.30pm.

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(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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