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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Something a little different today: a visit to Newman’s Displays to see work in progress on the BFI’s 1957 National Film Theatre sign. Designed by Norman Engleback for the west side of Waterloo Bridge this is a brilliant piece of 1950s London. Its light panels, housing and typography are all being restored – and by the same team who manufactured it in the 1950s! We had a great time looking around film props and West End billboards from decades of London’s nightlife.

A fascinating visit to the Altazimuth Pavilion in Greenwich to see the new telescope and the restored interior. Many thanks to Brendan and the rest of the Royal Greenwich Observatory team for their talk – and a chance to see amazing lunar images, captured that day!

A visit to one of our latest projects, the Leaning Woman statue, commissioned by the LCC in 1958, by the 20th century Czech artist Dr Karel Vogel and currently shrouded in undergrowth. We were delighted to meet the Chairman of the Hammersmith & Fulham Historic Buildings Group, the Chairman of the St Peter’s Residents Association, London Stone Conservation and even a local resident who remembered the Great West road being built in the 1950s. Watch this space for more information!