Modernism – From Liverpool to Preston


Skelmersdale main library

North West Lancashire provides a rich environment for the fan of modernist architecture ,  from the stunning Catholic Church in Leyland, Preston’s dramatic bus station to the elegant public buildings of Skelmersdale New town, there is much to be seen.   But many of these buildings are under threat from the developer, and as we speak campaigns are being organised to save some of these buildings.  In my blogs about modernism I will be describing  these buildings, their placed in the history of architecture in this country and how safe they are from the wrecking ball.

Community church, DigmoorDigmoor shopping centre, Skelmersdale

The Artists and sculptors

Elsewhere in my blog you can read discussions with some of the artists responsible for creating these works,  but, let’s start off with some images

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