A design for life: Eleanor Nesbitt on architect Thomas Rickman

‘Thomas and Lucy could not be married in a Meeting house.’

Contemporary portrait of Thomas Rickman by Charles Barber.

As a Coventry Quaker I’m excited by the reopening of Drapers’ Hall. It was built by Quaker architect Thomas Rickman and his partner Henry Hutchinson. It opened in 1832. The repurposing of the hall is one of seven projects celebrating Charles Windsor’s seventieth birthday.

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