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Lifestyle Magazine for Derbyshire

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  • Spring Blossom Near Ticknallby Steven Mcloughlin

    Country YO U R c o m p l i m e n ta ry L I F E S T Y L E M AG A Z I N E . Est. 1994

    March 2012 North Edition

    Derbyshire Alabaster Improve your home with confidence A soft touch

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    Talk on life - Im sorry Ill say that again - again! The Smythson Architectural Dynasty. Bakewell - Historic Market Town.

    Furlong - From a Cart-road. Gardening in March. A Two Valleys Walk Around Longnor. The Gallery.

    Lost Derbyshire Houses - Old Markeaton Hall. Fashion - A Fresh Start. Caravans and Motorhomes.

    Join us in our 18th anniversary year

    1994 - 2012

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    Yes, believe it or not this is the 18th year of Country Images

    magazine, during which time we have seen a considerable

    amount of movement in the publication industry. Publications

    have come and gone and we are proud to still be a local,

    family owned company, with the magazine made and

    produced in Derbyshire. Over the past 18 years we have been

    dedicated to showcasing the businesses and beauty of our area.

    Our editorial contributors have researched the history and

    depth of the area and we hope have been able to bring to your

    attention things that not only educate, but help us all to

    appreciate the beauty of where we live. We hope that you

    enjoy this issue.

    Garry & Jane

    Victoria House, Market Place, Crich DE4 5DD Tel: 01773 850050

    Images Publishing Limited is a totally independent publishing company and is not connected with any

    other newspaper group. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written consent is

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    publishers reserve the right to refuse advertising deemed unsuitable, for any reason . All material

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    return. Copyright Images Publishing Limited, Victoria House, Market Place, Crich, Derbyshire. DE4

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    Directors: Garry M Plant, Jane E Plant Editor: Garry Plant

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    Advertisements: Lisa OReilly, Carol Wilson,

    Susan Foster, Denise Ridgley, Vicky Plant

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    Welcome to the 18th yearof Country Images Magazine

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    During the Tudor era when times

    were more settled, wealthy

    landowners moved away from the

    inconvenience of castles and into

    grand houses where they could

    live in greater comfort and safely

    flaunt their status. Alongside this

    came the need to employ the skills

    of professional architects.

    Brian Spencer follows the careers of three

    generations of Smythsons, who over a mere

    seventy years designed many of the stately

    Tudor mansions in and around our district.

    Every era has its famed architects. Moving backwards in time,

    Norman Foster Associates have been responsible for much of the

    city of Londons modern skyline. Here are buildings so innovative

    that they are better known by affectionate nick-names, such as the

    Gherkin and the Shard. Sir Basil Spence rebuilt Coventry

    Cathedral by incorporating the blitzed ruins alongside his modern

    version. George Gilbert Scott designed the glorious Victorian

    hotel alongside St Pancras Station which is now restored thanks to

    the likes of the poet Sir John Betjeman; but no other building

    other than Charles Berrys Houses of Parliament can convey the

    Imperial pride of that same era. It was Nash who designed and

    built the graceful curves of his Regency terraces, but surpassing

    them all is Sir Christopher Wren whose memorial in St Pauls, his

    masterpiece, states Reader if you seek his memorial, look about


    All the architects from Wren to Norman Foster owe their

    professional ancestry to Tudor and Jacobean architects who were

    probably far more innovative than anyone coming later. With the

    move away from castles and fortified mansions, architects were

    able to express the mood of the time. Instead of gloomy rooms lit

    only by draughty arrow slits, huge windows of expensive glass

    created light airy rooms that were still easy to keep warm even on

    the coldest days. However, no doubt due to some conservative

    quirk of the owner,