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Ian Nairn - Architectural Critic
Does anyone recall Ian Nairn? During the late fifties through to the seventies he compiled a series of highly critical books on Britain's architecture and was at times quite controversial. He was sometimes referred to as a "angry young man" for his very forthright views. He became quite well known as a journalist and produced a series for BBC 2 called Nairns Travels.
Ian Nairn - born in Shortstown in 1930
A small selection of Ian Nairns work including "Outrage" his most famous book.
Ian Nairn was born in Shortstown on 9th November 1930 shortly after the R101 airship crash. His father John Nairn was a Draughtsman on the R101 and had lived in Shortstown since 1927. The family left the village in 1932 after the airship programme was brought to an end. Does anyone have any information about John Nairn and the work he did on the airship? Please get in touch if you can help. Thank you.