Pargetting in Modern Times











The traditional art of pargetting need not display oldyworldy motifs or emblems. It can reflect the interests of a traditional building’s current occupants. This bravura example from Colchester is on the exterior of a building which was once, in the recent past, a motorcycle showroom. I think that Guy Martin (Channel 4’s resident speed freak) would approve. I wonder if this would have only happened in Essex?