As work on the renovation of the Central Lodge draws to a close, I think this is a good time to reflect on one of my favourite rooms in the building and the changes which have occurred in it throughout the course of the project. This stable space has always been one of my favourite rooms in the building, in no small part due to just how many original features have survived within it.
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4It’s hard to believe that our hard hat tours are over! They’ve been a huge part of my week since I started working for Askham Bryan College, taking place every Friday afternoon. The Central Lodge renovation is so close to completion, which means that getting access onto the site is tricky. As such, our hard hat tours have officially came to an end and so I thought I’d take some time to reflect on them.
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In an earlier blog post I described how Carl Bolckow presided over a period of decline for the Henry Bolckow’s former estate at Marton and highlighted the commonly reproduced idea that he was not quite as good a businessman as his uncle Henry. This is perhaps unfair on the man, and it needs to be looked at within the context of the period.
Carl Ferdinand Henry Bolckow
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Work has begun on the groundwork for the installation of a new planter in the courtyard of the Central Lodge.
Upon entering the building site last week, however, we were greeted with an unexpected smell more familiar to a walk on the Redcar headlands.
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Henry Bolckow is often cited as one of the founding fathers of the iron and steel works in Middlesbrough. His early life and the effects he had on the region are fascinating topics to delve into…
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