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            Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society


 Registered Charity Number: 281725


      A Member Society of


     The Arts Society











 Lecture at the Rhodes Arts Complex on

   Tuesday, 12th February, 2019


Historic Buildings:

changing ideas of what we save and how we do it


An illustrated talk by

Philip Venning


Until 100 years ago there were no laws protecting the country’s architectural and archaeological heritage and early campaigns had to rely on generating adverse publicity.  The emphasis was very much on pre-Georgian buildings, though attitudes began to change in the 1930s with the founding of the Georgian Group.  The loss of landmarks, such as the Euston Arch and the Firestone Factory gave impetus to the Victorian and Thirties (now the 20th Century Society) Societies respectively in their efforts to save other buildings.  Philip’s lecture will look at changing attitudes to what is worth protecting, who makes the decisions, and how the legal systems of protection operate.



The Rhodes Arts Complex


Tuesday, 12th February, 2019

Starts at 10.40, coffee from 10.00


Visitors and new members are welcome

Further information from the membership secretary 01279 656065

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