The Folly Fellowship exists to promote the enjoyment, awareness and preservation of that particular sub-genre of architecture known as follies. We have been doing this for nearly thirty years now, and have members throughout the UK as well as some from abroad. Included in our numbers are historians, architects and lecturers, as you might expect, but also electricians, debt collectors and aircraft engineers – all we care about is that you are interested in follies and you will never be asked your occupation unless you volunteer it. Our outings are distinctly sociable affairs and many friendships have been made this way.
We have a range of skills and interests between us, and where possible we will do the following:
- Find a speaker who will talk about follies for your organization
- Advise on locations for film & TV work
- Locate photographs or historic details of follies for those doing research or writing an article
- Advise consultative bodies on the historic context of follies
- Help members with their folly problems
We are a registered charity and our principal objectives “to preserve, protect and promote follies, grottoes and garden buildings” are pursued by those who manage the charity’s affairs and its members and other interested parties who monitor the condition of vulnerable structures of interest to the charity; by campaigning for and promoting the maintenance and restoration of such structures, and by encouraging a wide interest in such structures internationally from a UK base.
The Folly Fellowship Ltd.
Registered Office: 1 Keble House, Manor Fields, London SW15 3LS
Registered In England
Charity No: 1002646