Ashton House Hostel
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... entirely owned and very few, if any, still rented to employees. William became an art collector - at first to find paintings suitable for advertising soap. In the Gallery was the Bubbles painting that as a child I remember advertising Pears soap. Pears was a rival, but was taken over by Lever brothers about 1915. So William (later Lord Leverhulme) built the art gallery and named it for his wife, and built a ...
... it seemed that it was that long since the grass had been cut! Not quite, but Welton is a small rural village where traditionally there was not a lot of money, and most of the residents were farm labourers. The cemetery was in poor condition, with the sandstone markers of cheaper stone and quite degraded. Unfortunately, there was no luck for Betty-Anne, but she did get to visit this church and village which was part of her ...
... of an extremely rare, moated, 16th century, half timbered manor house virtually untouched since. It looked as if it was a film set but it is totally real. We had a great tour of the building & were very impressed with the place.
Our next stop was Haughmond Abbey, a ruined Augustinian abbey near Shrewsbury, another casualty of the dissolution of the ...
... tour of the gardens which were wonderful.
Wednesday 16th July - Bollington
Sue & Ken took us to Styal Quarry Bank Mill, where we had lunch & walked around the gardens, which are being restored. They are above & on the side of a, steep cliff above the millstream. In the evening we took them out to dinner in Wilmslow before returning to ...
... was an amazing piece of Victorian architecture! The greatest thing about it for me was the intricacy of the ceiling. Some things are too hard to describe with words but I've put some pictures up in this post :) The John Rylands Library in Manchester was a very similar architectural style and was breath taking with beautiful stain glass window and various exhibits throughout the library. Apart from these cultural attractions Manchester is also fairly well known for ...