12th September 2018
The Restoration of 78 Derngate: the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Our 2018 / 2019 Lecture programme started on 12th September 2018 with Robert Kendall. Trustee and Chair of The Friends of Derngate presenting an illustrated talk in celebration of 78, Derngate. Robert outlined just how this building developed through patronage and challenging working relationships between Wenman Bassett-Lowke and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. However, the result is amazing; a small house in Northampton now visited by people from all over the world to see this building with stunning designs both in fabric and furnishings.
We could all see why Robert is so passionate about 78, Derngate and I think he has convinced us we need to visit.