Members of the Edgar Wood Society (Middleton) crossed the border on Saturday for the day and were met by representatives of the EWS, Huddersfield group, who guided us through the back alleys of Lindley via the Methodist Church, Clock Tower, Briacourt and other buildings by EW and those associated with the Sykes family. Thank you to John Rumsby, David Verguson and David Griffiths for their in depth knowledge and giving up their Saturday in making the trip such a success. After coffee in the old Methodist Church we moved through to EW’s Chancel extension to the ‘new’ Methodist Church. All the crafts you would expect to see are represented, wood, stone and metalwork.
Following our visit to the Church we embarked on a tour of Lindley, looking at significant buildings relating to the Sykes family, who commissioned EW to build the clock tower and several houses in the area. We joined the ‘Great GetTogether’ for a picnic lunch on the lawn at Briacourt, hosted by Vicky and Duncan.
The afternoon took in the Edgerton area of Lindley, circumnavigating the Banney Royd estate and properties by EW’s pupil (Bamford). If you have £2.5 million to spare you may wish to purchase Banney Royd, as the property is currently up for sale.