We are hoping to do a walking tour of Manchester late November/early December 2020 to coincide with the Study day we are offering on 18 November 2020 called When Cotton was King, with Brian Healey. This will include many of the famous landmarks covered in his Manchester study day.  More details to follow in due course with firm times. Bus or train travel and a walking day is planned.  Please would you indicate your interest in taking part to:

We have had to cancel our trip to the AUCKLAND PROJECT AND BOWES MUSEUM


We have received the following message from Auckland Castle

We are closing Auckland Castle, Auckland Tower and Mining Art Gallery forthwith, and will review this decision on a regular basis.

The Deer Park will remain open; we request that visitors ‘keep their distance’ and keep away if they have a fever or continuous cough.

No bad news comes without a silver lining, and we are diverting our efforts to help the Bishop Auckland community in providing community food at a time of some distress for many families. We do this under the initiative we are calling ‘Auckland Castle: closed doors, open hearts.’

If you have pre-booked tickets, please come to see us at a later date, when the coast is clear. If you would like a refund, please contact us on 01388 743750 or email, or it would be an act of kindness if you would support the community by refraining from asking for this.

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