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9th September 2017
Coach leaves Winsford @ 8.30am through to
Northwich Memorial Court @ 9.00am
Full list of pickup points and times here - schedule (b).
£?? (entry fees extra) - click here to book online
or phone Carol on 07932927694 to reserve your ticket
We start the day at the heart of the Potteries in Hanley, with a visit to the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. Discover the Staffordshire Hoard display along with the history of the Potteries, including the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. See a Spitfire in the home city of its designer, Reginald Mitchell. Relax at the museum café or browse the Foyer Shop for unique quality gifts. The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery is also home to Ozzy the famous pottery owl and Reginald Mitchell's World War 2 Mark XV1 Spitfire.
A short walk away is the Emma Bridgewater Factory. Emma Bridgewater first came to Stoke-on-Trent in 1985 ago where a local pottery company helped to her to create her very first pieces. In 1996 she and husband Matthew Rice moved production to the traditional Victorian pot bank alongside the Caldon Canal where every piece of pottery is still made by hand. Around 185 people work at the Emma Bridgewater Factory on Lichfield Street in Hanley, a site first opened by the Meakin brothers in 1883. There is a shop, cafe and gardens.
Hanley is also the major shopping centre for the "six towns".
After lunch we visit Biddulph Grange Gandens (NT). This amazing Victorian garden was created by James Bateman for his collection of plants from around the world. A visit takes you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen. The garden features collections of rhododendrons, summer bedding displays, a stunning dahlia walk in late summer and the oldest surviving golden larch in Britain, brought from China in the 1850s.
The Geological Gallery shows how Bateman reconciled geology and theology. The Gallery contains a selection of fossils and geological strata displayed in a chronological order determined by both mid-19th century geological knowledge and the Christian story of Genesis. The form in which the fossils are displayed – separated into bays numbered according to the days of creation – makes the structure the only survival of its kind.
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