ARTs and CRAFTS - Spring 2020
David Parr House
Wednesday 18th March
Friday 20th March
1.00pm and 3.00pm
David Parr’s home is a unique testament to one man and the skills he learnt at the Cambridge firm of F R Leach & Sons who worked with many of the top designers and architects of the day. Getting home from a day's work in the 1890s, he recreated the patterns and designs of the Arts & Crafts era in his own small terraced house in meticulous detail. His house was preserved by David Parr’s granddaughter, Elsie Palmer, who lived there for over 85 years. It is now open to a small number of visitors every year and we are delighted to be able to offer some more dates to those who not yet seen the house.
Cost: £35 including refreshments, numbers are extremely limited
Arts and Craft in Cambridge: The work of FR Leach and Sons
Tuesday 25th February
10.30am - 12.30pm
To complement our visits to the David Parr House, we will spend a morning visiting some of the buildings in Cambridge decorated by FR Leach and Sons. We will start at St Clement's Church on Bridge Street where the mural on the chancel wall of Christ surrounded by saints includes a portrait of Leach himself. From there we go on to Jesus College Chapel which was decorated by FR Leach and Sons in the 1860s under the direction of William Morris. Our final stop will be All Saints Church where David Parr's initials have recently been discovered on the wall decorations. The tour will be led by Sarah Burles.
Cost: £30 including refreshments