History Visits Group
|Summary||This group will meet monthly to visit historic places of interest|
|Contact||Glenys Steedman - Telephone details are in the paper/email copy of the newsletter|
|email@example.com with 'U3A History Visits Enquiry' as the subject|
This group will meet monthly to visit historic places of interest
December 2017 Report: View
On a rainy day in January, nine of us enjoyed a guided tour round the Police Museum in Manchester, which I can well recommend to to other members of the Bramhall U3A.
In April we went by tram to Rochdale, where we first went through the outdoor market to the multi storey shopping centre, in order to have lunch which was accompanied by a man playing the piano! Then on to the magnificent Town Hall for a guided tour, with its impressive murals and colourful tiled floors. As a lucky extra, there was a public webcam of the nesting peregrine falcons,complete with egg (more followed in the coming days).
Later in April, four of us visited the Imperial War Museum North to see a special exhibition called "Fashion on Ration". This showed not only the Forces' uniforms, but also the ingenious ways in which those at home had reused and reinvented their existing clothes to give themselves a new look, in spite of all the hardships and rationing. Our last guided walk was round Leek in September, an interesting town with buildings of all periods and styles dating from medieval times and including the historic local library which incorporates a small but interesting museum and art gallery. The guide had to cut short our tour to give us time to lunch in one of the old inns before embarking on our booked tour of Saint Edward the Confessor's church and its collection of embroidered silk hangings and altar pieces. These had been done by the Silk Embroiderers Guild. Return visits to Rochdale Pioneers' museum and Leek to see more church silk embroideries are proposed for next year. New members are welcome.
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