• The Samlesbury Decorative & Fine Arts Society




Summer Outing – 4th July, 2017 – Saltaire Village World Heritage Site

We are arranging a visit to Saltaire Village World Heritage Site, near Bradford.  It is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill named Salt Mills and the village on the river Aire.  We will leave Samlesbury Memorial Hall at 9.00 a.m., arriving at Saltaire at approx. 11.00 a.m.  We will then have a guided walk round the village which will take approx. 90 mins.  If you wish to take advantage of this walk, please do wear comfortable shoes, though the walk is mainly on the flat.  In the Salt Mills there is a gallery of David Hockney paintings.  We will have lunch at leisure in Salt Mills or in the local cafes and leave at 3.30 p.m. Cost is £18.00 per person.  Please book your place with Ann Shearman at the next lecture.

Autumn Outing – 15th November, 2016 – Macclesfield Silk Museum

A guided tour of Paradise Mill and self-guided tour of the Silk Museum was much enjoyed by a number of our members.

Summer Outing – 6th July, 2016 – Knowsley Hall

Thanks to our outings organiser, Ann Shearman, we enjoyed a most interesting day at Knowsley Hall.  The parkland and gardens are stunning – a real oasis between St. Helens and Liverpool.  It was very special to be the only group visiting and we were guided round the house by the Curator, Dr. Stephen Lloyd.  He told us much about the history of the Stanley family, who have owned the property since 1365 and particularly about the many and varied paintings.

After the tour we enjoyed tea and home-made biscuits.  Below are a few photos of the day.

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Autumn Outing – 25th November, 2015. The World of Glass at St. Helens

Tours round the World of Glass and then time to visit the Artisan Gift Shop for some retail therapy in time for Christmas.

Summer Outing – 17th June, 2014

On 17th June, 2014 more than 35 members enjoyed a fabulous day’s outing to Hutton in the Forest and the church at Wreay built by Sarah Losh. If you were not with us, you missed a treat. The weather was lovely and the day was an excellent combination of a tour round an interesting house with the most beautiful gardens, looking their best, and then on to visit and hear about the amazingly unique church at Wreay. I can only thoroughly recommend both. Here are a few images to give you a flavour of what there was to see.

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