Personality and Buildings: A Joseph Sharples' walk
Joseph is currently working as project researcher at Liverpool University looking into some of the 6000 archive drawings (held at the Lanchashire Record Office) of the local architects William Culshaw and Henry Sumners, who were prolific designers at a time when the city was expanding rapidly. The scale and variety of their putput is reflected in the city's growth during 1840-1870.
Meeting at the corner of Chapel Street and Rumford Place at 2.15pm, Joseph will start by showing us the building where their practice was in 1840. He will then show us further examples of the great variety of buildings they designed, including Berry's Building, the Conservation Centre and a number of buildings in Ranelagh Street and Bold Street. Joseph has many stories about the personalities involved and their role in public life at the time. Once again, I suggest you book early if you do not want to miss out. There are two dates for the same walk. The walk is quite long, but very rewarding.
Bring suitable clothing for all wether conditions.
Tea will be served at the end of the walk at the top of Bold Street.