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Watercolour - Wells Green Farm - Farm Near Garrets Green Lane

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Arthur Lockwood

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1995V15
Collection:Topographical Views - Lockwood Collection
Date:1938 - 1938

Maker Information

Artist:Frank Taylor Lockwood - View biography for Frank Taylor Lockwood


From 1930 Frank Taylor Lockwood began recording in his diaries, the changes occurring to the Southeast of Birmingham. His observations illustrate the speed and extent in which these areas were transformed from rural farming communities to the sometimes vast suburban housing estates that we know today. He also comments on his sense of urgency to paint or draw the old farms and houses before they faced the bulldozer and vanished forever.5th - 6th June 1938'During the holiday I have been out sketching to Yardley, Garretts Green Farm, now in its last days, the big trees that surround it felled, new houses building all around it, itself still lived in but with many broken windows and signs of its end - we continued right along Garretts Green Lane and then turned off the shady and muddy little p... lane which brings us out where Jean wanted us to call and we just had a few words with the old lady. What change near her cottage, roads cut houses going up and Weatherhoggs (?) farm(1) has completely gone'.(1)Pencil note, This is Wells Green Farm demolished 1939 / Garretts Green Farm survived until the 50's? AL]. Extract from the diary of Frank Taylor Lockwood

Presented by Arthur Lockwood and Jean Barnsby.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Watercolour on board.

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Height:270 mm
Width:367 mm