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Eric Lyons and Span: Blackheath and Beyond
[19/46]
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St
01/08/2019 - 01/08/2019
Corner Green Blackheath

Eric Lyons and Span: Blackheath and Beyond - Thursday August 1st - 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm

Join us to hear Elain Harwood's illustrated talk on Eric Lyons and Span.  Eric Lyons (1912-1980) co-founded the development company Span in 1948, having previously worked for Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry. His houses are usually compact, but light and spacious and Span developments paid great attention to landscaping and communal areas.  An early Span publication summarises the origin of the name: "It spans the gap between the suburban monotony of the typical 'spec building' and the architecturally designed individually built residence."

On Saturday 3rd August Jack Head and Elain Harwood will lead a tour of the Span development in Blackheath. You can book a place here

Members £8.00    Non Members £12.00      Students £5.00   (price includes a glass of wine)

 

 


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