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Cranleigh Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting June 2017
Wed 14 June 2017, 07:30 – 09:00 BST
Our speaker for this meeting is Charles Brooking, founder of The Brooking National Collection.
Charles Brooking’s passion for architectural detail began back in 1956 when he was just three, and fascinated by the stylised 1930’s Bakelite house numbers he saw on neighbours’ front gates.
In the years since then he has allowed nothing to stand in the way of his determination to preserve telling mementos of Britain’s built heritage.
For 24 years he was Senior Lecturer in Architectural Detail at the University of Greenwich, teaching aspiring students and architectural professionals from all over the world.
Joint winner of the National Art Collections Award in 1987, he is a widely-recognised consultant in his field. Rarely does a day go by when he does not receive a call for advice from major government establishments, local planning authorities or leading architects in conservation.
Often interviewed on TV, radio and in the national and local press, Charles has an abiding interest in bringing his knowledge to the widest possible public. He is a frequent contributor to specialist books and magazines, and a comprehensive book on the history of window development in Britain is now on the stocks.
Join us for a delicious breakfast, valuable networking and an inspiring speaker.