Annual York Visit
Saturday, 19th March 2011
The Georgian Society enjoyed a glorious spring morning for their annual trip to York. Clifford's Tower was skirted with daffodils and the morning sun played across the Georgian brick work of Fairfax House. In the afternoon the society enjoyed a lecture on the Lunar Society of Birmingham hosted by the York Georgian society.
Extensively adapted in the twentieth century as a cinema and dance hall, Fairfax House was saved from decay and returned to its former glory by York Civic Trust in 1982-84. One of the finest townhouses in the country, it has splendid Georgian (John Carr) plasterwork and woodwork, and a collection of furniture, clocks, paintings and porcelain, including the Noel ... (read more...)