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.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION, SALFORD MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY AND ORDSALL HALL CLOSED ON 20TH MARCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Our AGM has been postponed and a revised date will be posted when known.
SOME OF THE FOLLOWING MAY ALSO HAVE TO BE POSTPONED. Please check on this site for updates.
The Magic Lanternist has been re-scheduled for Saturday 24th October. Tickets remain valid for that date.
The Friends of Blackburn Museums are holding fortnightly Zoom sessions on a variety of topics which could be of interest. Please e-mail John Turkington of the Blackburn Friends for more information and an invitation to the talks. (email@example.com)
POSTPONED. 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.
POSTPONED 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.
POSTPONED A personal tour along the Eccles Town Trail by our Friend and green-badge guide, Mark Charnley. Meet at the front entrance of St Mary's Parish church on Church Street, Eccles, M30 0DL
Sunday 12th July Ordsall Hall Garden Party. THIS YEAR'S GARDEN PARTY HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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
Saturday 24th October, 6.30pm Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Re-scheduled from April, this is 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. Tickets purchased for the April date are still valid.
POSTPONED. This year's Salford Local History Festival has been postponed until Saturday 30th October 2021
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