C20 Society: Coach Tour of Modernist Architecture & Design in Lancaster and Morecambe

Our friends at the Twentieth Century Society NW Group have an event coming up...

Lancaster is predominantly Georgian and stone-built, whilst the neighbouring Victorian seaside resort of Morcambe boasts spectacular views over the Bay. Led by Aidan Turner-Bishop and Matthew Schofield of the North West Group, this will be a day trip to visit the surprisingly rich bits of modern architecture and design to be found there. We will start at the splendid Grade II* listed Midland Hotel, Morecambe by Oliver Hill- one of the best examples of Art Deco architecture in England, with decorations by Gill and Ravilious. For a wander round its elegant interiors.

In Lancaster we plan to visit the innovative University Chaplaincy building, Roger Booth’s County College buildings and the little gem that is the Ruskin Library. Also, the 1960s Pop Architecture of the Library and Chapel at the former St Martin’s College and Tom Mellor’s St Bernardette’s church with its arresting full-height semi-abstract reredos by John Piper. Then we’re off to the Westfield War Memorial Village, built as ‘homes fit for heroes’ for returning soldiers after World War One complete with a moving war memorial centre piece.

This event is organised by The Twentieth Century Society North West Group

C20 Soc. Members £25.00 / Non Members £30.00

More details & tickets via their website here.