Many of our members enjoyed an outing to the charming town of Uppingham and Rockingham Castle, on Wednesday August 1st 2018.

 

Many thanks to Jim Bergin for the photographs in the following slideshow.

 

 

 

 

 

Date for your diary: Outing to Masson Mills, Tuesday September 18th 2018

Pat Wilkinson arranged an outing to 

Sir Richard Arkwright’s MASSON MILLS, followed by a visit to Carsington Water

Masson Mills Working Textile Museum

Masson Mills house a fascinating collection of authentic historic textile machinery dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. In 2010 the collection was described as “possibly the UK’s finest collection of working textile machines” and includes machinery originally from Masson Mills, along with a large collection of other items and artefacts from textile mills all over Britain.

 

 

Masson Mills Weaving Shed

Masson Mills Shopping Village really is a unique shopping experience with sixty different retail concepts set over five floors, all under one roof. – with designer clothes, jewellery, lingerie, golf, gifts, beer, whisky and food, ladies and men’s clothing from The Edinburgh Woollen Mill and much more. ‘City centre shopping without the city’ The shopping village adjoins Masson Mills Working Textile Museum.

 

Carsington Water was the last major reservoir to be built in the 20th Century.  Set amongst beautiful scenery it is so accessible to so many and feels a little bit like a ‘day at the seaside’ with an infectious ‘feel good’ factor.