The Twentieth Century Society

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C20 West Midlands Broadway Tour 2017

Broadway Tour 2017 – Sunday 26 February 2017 10.30am


Known as the ‘show village’ of England, Broadway may appear as a typical Cotswold village unaffected by the Industrial Revolution, but very few buildings were not altered or ‘restored’ in the 20th century. See how the early Arts and Crafts visitors to the village shaped the appearance of the 20th century and how 21st-century developments have continued this theme. We will see examples of the Arts and Crafts Cotswold style, neo-Cotswold style and even Arts and Crafts Brutalism. From private houses and workers’ housing to church work, hotel extensions, banks and a police station there is great variety to the tour. In the afternoon there will be a visit to the Gordon Russell Museum, showcasing one of the giants of 20th-century design.

Meet: at the War Memorial cross at The Green, (west end of) High Street, Broadway, at 10.30am.

Parking: there is lots of paid parking in the village, and no free parking. The most convenient is the one off Church Street, however there is a 4-hour limit on this except for 8 all-day spaces in front. Therefore I would advise you use the long-term car parking signposted when you enter the town.

Leader: Katriona Byrne – contact 07770670322 for the day.

Cost: £10 for members including entry to museum. £15 to non-members. (does not include lunch)

Booking: – please mention your membership number

Capacity: approx. 20. There are limited numbers allowed on each tour of the museum so we may have to split into 2 groups.

Lunch: We shall book a restaurant with a soup and sandwiches plus more menu, but there are lots of options in the village.

Museum Tour: scheduled for 3pm.

Finish: 16.30 approx.