Saving a Century: A Photographic Exhibition Celebrating the Work of the Victorian Society

5 – 31 January 2015, Solihull Library

Curzon Street railway station.
Phoograph by Tony Hisgett [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

Exhibition of photos from around the country

This exhibition of photos from around the country shows examples of the best Victorian and Edwardian buildings and structures that the Society has campaigned to save, and some that have been lost. It demonstrates the Society’s success in changing public attitudes towards the architecture of the 19th century, and its continued relevance for the 21st century.

Saving a Century, curated by noted architectural historian Gavin Stamp, will be on show free of charge at Solihull Library, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG from 5 – 31 January (Monday to Saturday). For a summary of the exhibition contents, please click here.

The Victorian Society

The Victorian Society is the national charity campaigning for the Victorian and Edwardian historic environment. It fights to preserve important Victorian and Edwardian buildings and landscapes so that they can be enjoyed by this and future generations. It provides expert advice to churches and local planning authorities on how Victorian and Edwardian buildings and landscapes can be adapted to the way we live now, while keeping what is special about them.

It also advises members of the public about how they can help shape the future of their local Victorian and Edwardian buildings and landscapes. It provides information to owners of Victorian and Edwardian houses about how they can better look after their precious buildings. It helps people understand, appreciate and enjoy the architectural heritage of the Victorian and Edwardian period through its publications and educational programmes.