About our social media posts

This article gives some background to the curation of posts featured at twitter.com/78derngate and facebook.com/78derngate. Works featured in our social media are from many and varied sources and collections worldwide and, where possible, we include clear attributions. We aim to present works that set in a wide artistic, social and cultural context the work of […]

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78 Kitchen Furniture Article Volume 1 Issue 82 April 2013

We have finally in place one of the replica kitchen units. The work was carried out by Roger Coe Joiners, Bailiff Street, Northampton. The design is based on an original taken from the photograph of the kitchen circa 1917 and the description in the Ideal Home from 1920. Clearly not the best sources of information […]

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RAY STUTLEY 20 JUNE 1918 – 24 MARCH 2012

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Ray Stutley who was 94 years old. He worked for Bassett-Lowke from 1931 to 1980. He was a truly talented man and told me how lucky he was to have been employed in a job that he loved. He even returned after […]

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The 78 Derngate Centenary Project

The 78 Derngate Centenary Project was established to mark the 100th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s remodelling of 78 Derngate in 1916-17 for W. J. Bassett-Lowke. The project comprised a research phase (2016), a public exhibition (Feb-Apr 2017), a programme of public events (2017) and an online programme of web resource production with allied social […]

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