The Twist Family

The following information has been provided about the Twist Family, some members of which lived in central Northampton during The Great War period. WILLIAM HENRY SULLIVAN MM Company Serjeant Major 8277 6th Bn; Northamptonshire Regiment Died on Tuesday 26th September 1916, aged 29. Born at St Edmund’s Road, Northampton. Son of William Sullivan. Husband of Alice Maud […]

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Recreation of wall stencil, 78 Derngate.

This wall stencil was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1920 during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It  was commissioned by W.J. Bassett-Lowke for the re-decoration of the Hall Lounge at 78 Derngate. The design replaced an earlier scheme by Mackintosh implemented in 1916-17. A set of drawings for this stencil scheme are in the RIBA […]

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Design drawing for the Hall Lounge of 78 Derngate

This drawing, in the collection of The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, was produced for W.J. Bassett-Lowke in 1916 whilst the Mackintoshes were living in Chelsea ( note the studio address written at the foot of the drawing ).  It shows in some detail key elements of the decorative scheme for the Hall Lounge of […]

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Furniture: Chair for 78 Derngate

This chair, which entered the collection of  The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in 1970, was commissioned by W.J. Bassett-Lowke for the furnishing of 78 Derngate in 1916. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it matches in style and appearance the dark finish and angular forms seen in his interior scheme for the Hall Lounge. The […]

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Margaret Bondfield

Margaret Grace Bondfield CH PC (  b. 17 March 1873 d. 16 June 1953 ) was a British Labour politician, trades unionist and women’s rights activist. She became the first female cabinet minister, and the first woman to be a privy counsellor in the UK, when she was appointed Minister of Labour in the Labour government of 1929–31. She had earlier become the first woman […]

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Design for wall stencil, 78 Derngate.

This design for a wall stencil for the Hall Lounge of 78 Derngate was produced by Charles Rennie Mackintosh during his time in Chelsea (1915-1923). It featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. The design was also recreated at full size for the exhibition and has been retained […]

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List of Great War deaths in the 78 Derngate neighbourhood

This following list, ( organised by year but not alphabetically), is based on data from The Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It shows the names of soldiers, killed as a result of The Great War, who came from the locality of 78 Derngate. This list formed the basis of an animated sequence that featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary […]

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Great War deaths in the 78 Derngate neighbourhood

This map, using data from The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, shows approximate locations for the homes of soldiers, killed as a result of The Great War, in the locality of 78 Derngate. This map formed the summation of an animated sequence that featured in the 78 Derngate Centenary Exhibition “Charles Rennie Mackintosh & The Great War“. The […]

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Furniture: Settle for 78 Derngate

This settle, which entered the collection of  The Victoria & Albert Museum in 1970, was commissioned by W.J. Bassett-Lowke for the furnishing of 78 Derngate in 1916. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it matches in style and appearance the dark finish and angular forms seen in his interior scheme for the Hall Lounge. The settle […]

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Smoker’s cabinet for 78 Derngate

This cabinet, which entered the collection of  The Victoria & Albert Museum in 1956, was commissioned by W.J. Bassett-Lowke for the furnishing of 78 Derngate in 1916. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, it matches in style and appearance the dark finish, angular forms and vivid contrasts of colour seen in his interior scheme for the […]

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