This group aims to visit places of interest on a quarterly basis. Created midyear 2019 we have so far visited:-
The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas
The Arboretum is home to over 350 thought-provoking memorials, each with a story to be discovered. The memorials are diverse in nature, rich in symbolism and collectively represent a broad population of society from military associations, charitable organisations, emergency services, fraternity groups and individuals.
We had an hour long tour on the little land train with a very informative commentary that told you more than you could have ever realised by just walking around. Followed as always by refreshments, and revisits to some of the memorials.
Cromford Mills near Matlock
Sir Richard Arkwright created the factory method of production and revolutionised the cotton industry, changing the world forever, and how the cotton mills at Cromford became a thriving community.
We had a fabulous tour guide that brought it alive, followed as always, by refreshments and time to revisit areas.
Thoughts for 2020 so far:-
• January 22nd – Shrewsbury Prison – 2 hours guided tour by ex-warders secrets and escapades.
• Visit to Birmingham Jewellery Museum followed by, would you believe a Coffin factory tour. They are both factories that have been left, just as the workers’ used them. There are now guided tours.
• BBC tour behind the scenes at Salford Quays along with a visit to the Galleries at the Lowry Centre.
Any ideas and suggestions always welcome
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