Events and Trips
You are warmly invited to attend any of the following events. For most events there is no need to book in advance but it would be helpful if you would email firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend to come so that we have an indication of numbers likely to attend. On some visits there may be spare places in a Friend's car so please e-mail or 'phone Monica (0161 790 5752) if that would be helpful to you. Do e-mail to find out any more information or to suggest venues for future trips.
Thursday 20th February, 1.30pm (now confirmed) Damhouse historical Manor House and Tear Rooms. Astley Hall Drive, Tyldesley, M29 7TX Enjoy a guided tour of this elegant manor house dating from 1595 and listen to a presentation of its history. The House is within easy reach of the 34 bus route which runs from Salford every half-hour. There is also ample parking space on site. Cost of £12.50 / person includes afternoon tea / refreshments. Monica needs to know numbers by the end of January, so please reserve your place as soon as possible.
Wednesday 25th March 6pm, Salford Museum and Art Gallery. The Friend's Annual General Meeting. This is your meeting so we hope for as large an attendance as in previous years. There will be refreshments and a talk by Dr Diane Duffy on 'Mrs Gaskell and her Salford Connections' which promises to offer a fascinating insight into local history. A formal agenda will be issued with our next Newsletter and offers to join the Friends' committee will be actively sought. We look forward to seeing many of you there.
Wednesday 15th April, 6.30pm Salford Museum and Art Gallery. A fascinating Magic Lantern Show by historian Andrew Gill. This promises to be a delightful insight into the world of Victorian amusements before the advent of film. Andrew will showcase an array of moving slides, images and tricks from over 170 years ago. Tickets are FREE for Friends - please e-mail Edy email@example.com to reserve your place.
Wednesday 29th April, 2.00pm. All Saints Franscscan Friary, Redclyffe Road, Urmston M41 7LG (near Barton Swing Bridge). www.ofsgb.org This is a remarkably complete, Grade 1 listed, example of Victorian church architecture, considered to be the work of Pugin. Built in the mid 1860's, it was designed for Sir Humphrey Trafford and his family. We have booked a private tour followed by tea and biscuits. Donations at your discretion. There is ample parking and frequent buses (2, 68, 100) over the swing bridge.
Thursday 21st May 1.00pm Lancashire Mining Museum, Higher Green Lane, Astley, M29 7JB https://lancashireminingmuseum.org/ A private tour has been arranged which will include a film on the history of the colliery and a visit to the engine room with its magnificent steam winding engine. We will also visit the recreated miner's cottage and end at the Vintage Pit Whistle Tearoom for afternoon tea. The cost is £10.50 (including tea) and Friends should contact Deborah (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07708 107683) to book a place.
Tuesday 23rd June, 1.30pm (Provisional). A personal tour along the Eccles Town Trail by our Friend and green-badge guide, Mark Charnley. Detail to follow
Sunday 19th July Ordsall Hall Garden Party. The Friends will once again be providing refreshments and entertaining our growing number of Friends.
September, (Date to be arranged), Visit to Ordsall Hall with particular emphasis on its architecture and ancient graffiti
October (Date to be arranged). Museum of Science and Industry(MoSI). Tour of the new travelling exhibition. Details to follow
Monday 16th November (provisional). Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Talk by Suzanne Hindle on the Pankhursts. Details to follow
December (Date to be arranged). Friend's Christmas meal at Worsley Court House. Details to follow.
To find out about What's On at the Museum and Hall, please visit:
www.salfordmuseum.com or www.ordsallhall.com