Monday 26th June – Monday 3rd July 2017
Event Type: HA
Takes Place: 26th June 2017
Description: Monday 26th June – Monday 3rd July 2017 Tour Leaders: Elizabeth Yarker and Kathleen Morris The powered manufacture of cotton put the towns of South East Lancashire at one of the centres of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. Manchester was their commercial centre and grew to become the world’s first industrial city. It was to have a major influence on the development of transport, engineering and science and play a part in world trade, Parliamentary and Local Government Reform and the provision of civic amenities. Today it has redefined itself as a modern, vibrant city known for its commerce, science, football clubs, music and theatre and is to be the hub of the planned ‘Northern Powerhouse’. We will see evidence of the area’s early modest prosperity with visits to Manchester’s medieval Cathedral and Chetham’s Library and houses such as Smithills, Townley and Astley Halls and Hoghton Tower. The basis of its later prosperity will be seen at the water powered mill at Helmshore and a steam powered mill at Burnley. In the city centre a tour of the magnificent Town Hall will reveal Manchester’s wealth and civic pride and there will be time to visit other sites such as the Museum of Science and Industry, the Art Gallery and John Ryland’s Library. The latter is an example of a special collection made possible by personal commercial or manufacturing wealth now made available for all and among other visits we will see more of art, Tiffany glass and needlework and textiles at Whitworth and Howarth Art Galleries and Gawthorpe Hall respectively and also Blackburn Museum. The Tour will be based at the Best Western Cresta Court Hotel at Altrincham on the outskirts of Manchester. The provisional cost, depending upon the number of participants, is £650.00 per person with a single supplement of £160.00 and deposit of £50.00. The price includes 8 nights’ dinner bed and breakfast, coach travel, entry fees (except for National Trust properties) and guided tours. Your contract will be with Greatdays Holidays Ltd. of Altrincham who are members of ABTA and ATOL.
How to book: For details and booking please contact Kathleen Morris: telephone: 01244 813211 (evenings) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: The provisional cost, depending upon the number of participants, is £650.00 per person with a single supplement of £160.00 and deposit of £50.00.
Tel: 01244 813211
Lecturer: Elizabeth Yarker and Kathleen Morris