Talk by Paul Velluet on Arts and Crafts Richmond: Architecture and design in the early years of the twentieth century

Date(s) - Monday 11 October 2021
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Duke Street Church

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Paul Velluet, the Society’s President

Paul Velluet, President of the Richmond Local History Society, is an architect, local historian and a former Chairman of the Richmond Society who continues to lead its highly successful annual summer season of Heritage Walks. In 2021 he also organised a programme of walks for our own Society.

Paul has given several talks to our Society, most recently in January 2020 when he spoke about the history and  development of St Mary Magdalene’s, Richmond’s historic parish church, which was celebrating its 800th year.

The Arts and Crafts Movement, one of the most significant movements in design and architecture in Britain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, drew upon the vernacular tradition and celebrated the continuing relevance and value of the work of the individual craftsman.

Although relatively small in number, surviving examples of Arts and Crafts buildings, structures, stained-glass, metalwork and schemes of interior design and furnishing in Richmond deserve attention and assessment. 

In his talk, Paul will identify and examine this work and its value to the town of Richmond today.