- Vidimus - https://www.vidimus.org -

November Stained Glass events at Lancashire Archives

Fig. 1. Signature of Abbot & Co, founded by William Abbot in 1860, still in business in Fleetwood, Lancs.

This November, Lancashire Archives will celebrate the achievements of Abbot & Co of Lancaster, and delve into the archives of stained glass manufacture in Lancashire from the medieval period to the 20th century.

Tuesday, 21st November 2017, 6.30 – 7.30pm: Heather Davis will present ‘God’s Glaziers’, focusing on Abbot & Co of Lancaster.

Saturday, 25th November 2017, 12 noon – 5.00pm: A series of talks, exhibitions and art exploring Abbot & Co and Lancashire stained glass more broadly promise to make for an exciting and informative day for anyone in-terested in the craft of stained glass and its Lancashire heritage.

Fig. 1. Signature of Abbot & Co, founded by William Abbot in 1860, still in business in Fleetwood, Lancs.

Fig. 1. Signature of Abbot & Co, founded by William Abbot in 1860, still in business in Fleetwood, Lancs.

Fig. 2. Design produced by Abbot & Co for a surgeon and dentist’s business.

Fig. 2. Design produced by Abbot & Co for a surgeon and dentist’s business.

Talks include Penny Hebgin-Barnes on Lancashire’s medieval stained glass, Veronica Smith on the company of George Wragge of Salford, and Margaret Edwards on as-pects of Abbot & Co’s work. Designs by Abbot & Co, as wells Shrigley & Hunt will be on display, together with art inspired by the collections, created by textile artist, Fiona Rainford.

Both events will take place at Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 2RE. They are free of charge, but booking is required. For further information and to book a place, please contact 01772 533039 or email record.office@lancashire.gov.uk