Northampton War Memorial

Visitors to 78 Derngate who arrive on foot from the railway station cover a route of great history which includes the site of England’s medieval parliament, the most outstanding Norman church in the county, one of the few buildings that survived The Great Fire of Northampton and numerous other fascinating places, many of which are […]

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The Two Gentleman of Design: Josef Hoffmann, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and their Contribution to the Decorative Arts in Fin-de-Siecle Glasgow and Vienna

This article was first published in 2014 at http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/history_honproj/51 and is reproduced here by kind permission of the author Elizabeth Muir. Muir, Elizabeth, “The Two Gentleman of Design: Josef Hoffmann, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and their Contribution to the Decorative Arts in Fin-de-Siecle Glasgow and Vienna” (2014). Honors Projects. Paper 51. Illinois Wesleyan University. In the […]

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Sideboard for 5 The Drive Northampton – auction sale of June 2019

Auction listing by Freeman’s of Philadelphia for the sale by auction of the Sideboard for 5 The Drive Northampton, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Frank Jones in 1919.  Text and image courtesy of Freeman’s Auctions House CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH (SCOTTISH, 1868-1928)  SIDEBOARD FOR F.M. JONES, THE DRIVE, NORTHAMPTON  MADE AT KNOCKALOE CAMP,  ISLE OF […]

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The Chelsea Years – Pamela Robertson

Pamela Robertson, Senior Curator at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Professor of Mackintosh Studies and an internationally recognised authority on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, gave an evening talk in December 2007 to Friends and Volunteers of 78 Derngate. Her talk, which was very well attended and much enjoyed, concentrated on the […]

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Isle of Man

On the 28 April we went to the Isle of Man on the trail of the Bassett-Lowke furniture. During the First World War Bassett-Lowke had a large amount of furniture made for 78 Derngate by the internees at Knockaloe Camp. The Isle of Man was used as a base for Alien Civilian Internment camps in […]

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Mackintosh Bedrooms for Bassett-Lowke

In 1916-17 Mackintosh was involved in recasting 78 Derngate, a somewhat pokey early 19th-century terraced house in Northampton, for an interesting and exacting client, W. J. Bassett-Lowke of model railway fame. Research which I have begun for the 78 Derngate Trust in connection with the Heritage Lottery funded project to restore the house is building […]

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Service at Westminster Abbey to mark the Centenary of The Armistice

On Sunday 11th November 2018 a service to mark the Centenary of The Armistice that ended the First World War hostilities between the Allies and Germany was held at Westminster Abbey. The Department for Digital, Media and Sport invited The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to nominate people to attend the Service. The 78 Derngate Centenary Project […]

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