Donna Louise Charity Coffee Morning, October 19th. 2018

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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Blue John Cavern, April 25th. 2018

 David Barker organised an outing to Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Blue John Cavern on April 25th. 2018.

 

 

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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a unique eighteenth century industrial works. Catch a glimpse of life at home and at work at a rural scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century.

Abbeydale Works was once a producer of agricultural tools and the largest water-powered industrial site on the River Sheaf. It is now a group of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

See the Manager’s House and Worker’s Cottage, waterwheels, workshops, tilt hammers, a grinding hull, steam engine and the last complete surviving crucible steel furnance in the UK!

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet has been restored and transformed following a 3 year £1million Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project completed in 2016.

The new gallery tells the story behind the works, its people and their working lives.

The world famous Blue John Cavern in Castleton in the  Peak District has been said to be the finest that can be seen by the general public in Western Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Group

Attendance: £2.50 per session

Time: Monday 10.00 am-12.15 pm

Venue: Walton Village Hall

 

 

 

Posted by / October 19, 2017 / Posted in Art

CIRENCESTER-Tuesday 9th. May 2017

 

This outing was led by David Wilkinson who is the retired Stafford Borough archaeologist and who used to live and work in Cirencester, known as the capital of the Cotswolds.

 

Low aerial view of the Cirencester amphitheatre

 

Corinium Museum, Cirencester

The award winning Corinium Museum is the must-see visitor attraction of the Cotswolds.
Leave the 21st century behind you and discover the treasures of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this multi award winning Museum.

The Corinium Museum has one of the finest and most extensive Roman collections in the country. Corinium, Roman Cirencester, was the second largest Roman town outside London and the major Roman administration centre for south-western Britain.

Other attractions include the Brewery Arts Centre and the parish church.