The theme of this year’s Autumn Visits is ‘craftsmanship,’ as we are invited into the workshops of the Building Crafts College, the creative home of Khadambi Asalache, the medieval barn at Harmondsworth, and the Victorian masterpiece of St Mary Magdalene, Paddington.
This year’s AMS Autumn Visits expand heritage beyond buildings with malting, milling and artisan skills on show at Fulham Palace, Brixton Windmill, the Moravian Church in Chelsea and Warminster Maltings.
By Rebecca Whewell It is satisfying to see an example of industrial heritage still fulfilling its original purpose. At the Griffin Brewery, we were treated to the sight of a working brewery that has occupied its current Chiswick premises since 1828, and has roots nearby that go back over 350 years.
by Lucie Carayon The second of our 2017 Autumn Visits was to Charlton House in south-east London, a little-known Jacobean mansion
by Lucie Carayon The 2017 Autumn Visits started in October with a tour of St Albans Abbey, which was led by the highly respected architect Richard Griffiths.
We were very fortunate to be able to take a group of AMS members to Harlaxton Manor in Lincolnshire on 18th November as it normally only holds one Open Day a year.
AMS Members visited Kelmscott House in Hammersmith on 20th October 2016. This fine building was once the home of William Morris, the founder of Architectural Conservation as we know it, as well as a consummate artist in stained glass, textiles and murals.