East Lancashire Railway hosts Edgar Wood

Filming continues apace on the documentary film ‘Edgar Wood – A Painted Veil’… In 1922, Middleton artist and architect, Edgar Wood left England, leaving his wife Anne behind, to live in Imperia, North West Italy. East Lancs Railway’s Summerseat train station stood in for Hale Station, Cheshire. Anne Wood was played by actress Sarah Crowther…

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Andy Marshall wraps up Golden Cluster Month 2017

Middleton architectural photographer, Andy Marshall, wrapped up Middleton’s month long heritage festival on Saturday with an enjoyable workshop sharing tips and secrets in the art of heritage photography (above). It marked the end of a great Golden Cluster Month this year, spoilt only by the rain restricting the Middleton Archaeological Society’s digs at Clarke Brow and…

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Edgar Wood Comes Home!

Filming on the Edgar Wood documentary has taken an unexpected turn. Edgar Wood was present at Long Street Church! The June shoot caused a bit of a stir as Mr. Wood gave us a guided tour of his first masterpiece – Long Street Methodist Church and Schools built in 1901. Fact is, there was a…

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Manchester’s six best churchesClick Here for the six best churches in the City of Manchester as selected by New Manchester Walks expert, Ed Glinert.

Edgar Wood’s First Church of Christ Scientist is one of them; and how different it is to all the others!

Filming Edgar Wood’s home in Italy

Anthony Dolan is now back from filming in Italy. Here is his report and some photos… Leo Lagorio, an Edgar Wood collector and historian, was an invaluable guide for all the location filming. He is well acquainted with Mrs. Rosa Quaglia, the nonagenarian owner of Edgar Wood’s home at Monte Calvario, Liguria, Italy. Mrs. Quaglia…

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Just a quick update of the Edgar Wood film… Anthony Dolan is currently filming in the sunshine at Edgar Wood’s retirement home at Porto Maurizio, Imperia, Italy.

Edgar Wood filming gets under way

Shooting for the new Edgar Wood film has begun, mainly in Hale and Lindley, two Edgar Wood outposts each with a fine collection of buildings. Hale is in Trafford borough and Lindley in Huddersfield and both are just 20 minutes drive from Middleton on the motorway. The Hale Edgar Wood buildings are all large houses with Halecroft…

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New film on Edgar Wood

Over Christmas, Anthony Dolan and the Heritage Film Group put in a Lottery bid for a film about the life and work of Edgar Wood… and they were successful! Since then there has been a flurry of organising, buying equipment, setting of dates, contacting building owners and actors interviewed. Filming will commence next month, based at the Edgar Wood…

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Edgar Wood’s Jubilee Fountain Steps & Exedra now being restored

The Edgar Wood and Middleton THI has another project on the go under the watchful eye of conservation officer Sue Oakley… Edgar Wood’s Jubilee Fountain. The actual drinking fountain disappeared a long time ago and is not proposed for reinstatement (too expensive!). Instead, the structure is being conserved and stabilised, which means removing the steps…

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Jubilee Library & Local Studies Centre – open Weekdays and Saturday

Ye Olde Boar’s Head P.H. (left) and Jubilee Library (right) on Middleton’s Long Street look lovely in spring with the cherry blossom. The library is an unusual early Arts & Crafts building that lies in the pleasant Jubilee Park at the centre of the Middleton conservation area. As well as the timber-framed pub, close by are…

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GUIDED TOUR – EDGAR WOOD: Middleton Architect – 21st May 2017

Discover the Middleton buildings of the internationally famed architect Edgar Wood Edgar Wood designed over twenty buildings that survive today in Middleton, including the spectacular Arts & Crafts Church (Long Street Methodist) which we’ll go inside, and grand homes along Rochdale Road. Sibby – Manchester Tour Guide Sunday, 21 May 2017 from 13:00 to 14:30…

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Edgar Wood Film

The Middleton Heritage Film Group have submitted a plan for a new film on the life and influence of Edgar Wood to the Heritage Lottery Fund. If the bid for funding is successful, the film will be shot in 2017…

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