|The Watts Warehouse, Manchester, 1851-6|
It's free free and at the John Rylands Library on Deansgate between January 8- March 24
According to Steve Roman, “the Victorian Society’s photographic exhibition Saving a Century, curated by noted architectural historian Gavin Stamp, which will be on show free of charge at The John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH, from January 8 – March 24, daily during Library hours.
|The Albert Memorial, London, 1872|
After more than 60 venues around Britain this is the final showing of the exhibition, which includes local images from Manchester, Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Middleton, Preston and Nelson.”
And where better to see the exhibition than in the John Rylands Library on Deansgate, which just leaves me to high light the work of the Victorian Society and quote from their site,
"The Victorian Society is the national charity campaigning for the Victorian and Edwardian historic environment.
|Coldhurst Mill, Oldham, 1876, demolished in 1977|
It provides expert advice to churches and local planning authorities on how Victorian and Edwardian buildings and landscapes can be adapted to the way we live now, while keeping what is special about them.
It also advises members of the public about how they can help shape the future of their local Victorian and Edwardian buildings and landscapes.
It provides information to owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses about how they can better look after their precious buildings.
It helps people understand, appreciate and enjoy the architectural heritage of the Victorian and Edwardian period through its publications and educational programmes.""***
|St Mar's Street, Nelson, 2014|
*Victorian Society, Manchester Regional Web site, http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/manchester/
** Steve Roman,Victorian Society Membership Trustee, 0161 434 2908
***The Victorian Society, 1 Priory Gardens , LONDON W4 1TT Telephone 020 8994 1019 www.victoriansociety.org.uk
The Victorian Society is a Registered Charity No. 1081435 and a Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England No. 3940996.