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Civic Pride: Public Architecture between the Wars
18/08/2018 - 18/08/2018
Waltham Forest Town Hall

Civic Pride: Public Architecture between the Wars

London Society and Twentieth Century Society

Saturday 18 August 2018, led by Alan Powers and John East

A tour in a vintage Routemaster bus taking in town halls and other public buildings of the interwar period in a sweep around the north London suburbs. Apart from Charles Holden and his most often illustrated underground station at Arnos Grove, the architects of these buildings are not the most famous, but in many cases were specialists in their building types and experts in winning competitions. We shall see the exteriors (and interiors in some cases) at Camden, Marylebone, Islington, Hornsey, Friern Barnet, Waltham Forest and Stoke Newington – buildings that cover the stylistic spectrum between Corinthian pomp, Il Duce Art Deco and Swedish Grace. There are also examples of educational and welfare buildings of the period. Lunch stop (find your own) at Hornsey Town Hall in fashionable Crouch End and tea stop at the William Morris Gallery included. Town Halls have proved to be adaptable for new uses, adding contemporary interest to the visits, so that refreshment can be taken at the hotel now occupying Bethnal Green Town Hall at the end of the trip.

Meeting point Marylebone Old Town Hall, 97 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5PT at 9.00am.  Nearest tube Baker Street (Bakerloo line has planned closures on 18th August). Please note that there will be internal access at 9.15am.  Bus will depart at 9.45am. Finish at Bethnal Green Town Hall and Apartments, E2 9NF  6.00pm. Nearest tube Bethnal Green.

Members  £40.00     Non Members  £50

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