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CFA Voysey – Great British Architect

The architect and designer Charles Voysey was a key figure in the English domestic revival. His distinctive strain of modest-sized house reflected his highly individual artistic vision and versatility as a designer, as well as the influence of Shaw, Nesfield and Devey. He became the fashionable architect for industrialists, politicians, artists and writers, yet his … click to read more

CFA Voysey – Metalwork

CFA Voysey designed a large range of architectural ironmongery between 1895-1900 which was incorporated in his furniture designs and architectural works. Originally produced for him by Art Metalwork firms such as Thomas Elsley & W. Bainbridge Reynolds, they were hand finished castings of bronze, brass and steel. The image you see is from an undated … click to read more

Victorian Wallpaper

Early Methods The tradition of wall decoration dates back to Egyptian and Roman wall paintings, and the early Chinese produced sheets of rice paper painted with birds, flowers and landscapes. During the Medieval Ages painted patterns on walls and canvas as well as woven tapestries adorned the interior of churches and castles. Thus wallpaper began … click to read more

A Merry Christmas Quiz

Over 50 people enjoyed a Christmas Quiz Night, which included warm mincepies and mulled wine, at the Winsford Centre, Halwill Junction last Saturday evening. The scores were neck and neck until the final round, when the Winsford Lane Potholers claimed victory over the Parson’s Knows team. The draw for the luxury Christmas hamper, for which … click to read more

Heritage Open Day

This year the Winsford Trust was delighted to be taking part in the Heritage Open Day on the 10th September 2011. This event was supported nationally by English Heritage and gave the public an opportunity to visit over 4,000 sites across England free of charge. Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s superb architecture and culture by … click to read more

Jazz In The Marquee

A cool evening of Jazz was had under the marquee at the Winsford Centre on Saturday July 30th preformed by the Pete Canter Quintet. Pete performed his usual repertoire of bebop, hardbop, latin jazz, and his own contemporary compositions.

Open Gardens

On a perfect sunny Sunday in July, eleven gardens in the Halwill area opened their gates to visitors in aid of the Winsford Trust. A map and short description of each garden was purchased from the Winsford Centre, where refreshments were available all afternoon. There were local craft stalls under the marquee along with many … click to read more

Quiche And Questions

On Saturday the 18th June we held a ‘Quiche & Questions’ evening. With more than 12 tables booked the hall had a great atmosphere. The wonderful homemade quiche & prepared salads went down very well – nobody left hungry. I would like to give a special mention to our in-house quiz master Dr Ray Ward … click to read more