‘The Last of Old St Albans’: Holmes Winter, the City’s Preservation Pioneer

at Marlborough Road Methodist Church

Lecturers: Malcolm Holliday and David Thorold

Late-Victorian artist, Holmes Winter, moved to St Albans in 1879 where he established a business selling his paintings, in particular of Norfolk and St Albans. His boyhood friend, Frederic Kitton, joined him in St Albans in 1890. Both Winter and Kitton contributed to the preservation of historic buildings in St Albans. Come along and help identify which buildings from Winter’s paintings remain intact.

Malcolm Holliday has lived in St Albans for 30 years and, like Holmes Winter, has a long-term interest in the preservation of the city’s architecture. Malcolm has researched many of Winter’s paintings and sketches as has David Thorold. Besides being curator at St Albans Museum + Gallery with responsibility for the Roman and Medieval periods, in 2022 David curated the exhibition of Frederic Kitton’s life and times.

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