We are offering an outing to Blackwell near Bowness on 28th November to see the exhibition “Women of the Arts and Crafts Movement”. We shall have lunch at Blackwell and then move on to Kendal to Abbot Hall Art Gallery, where there is an exhibition entitled Land/Sea/Life. We will be departing by coach from Samlesbury Memorial Hall at 9.00 a.m. and leaving Kendal at about 4.15 p.m. for the return journey. The cost is £35.00 per person to include the coach, entrance fees and lunch. Please book with Ann Shearman as soon as possible as we can only offer 25 places.
A guided tour of Paradise Mill and self-guided tour of the Silk Museum was much enjoyed by a number of our members.
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.
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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