The Visitor Centre at Denby Pottery Village was the meeting point for our guided tour of the factory. Gone are the days of hand made pottery - now huge automated machines turn out thousands of cups, plates, dishes and bowls each day. We stared in wonder at the size and energy of the automated kilns … Continue reading Denby Pottery
Under the shadow of the Malvern Hills lies the Morgan Motor car factory. Our Members, their wives and friends enjoyed a 2 hour tour led by our guide Kenneth who showed us how these truly iconic British sports cars are still made by hand. Each car is built to order and to the customers individual … Continue reading Morgan Motors
Our September outing took us to the home of Weston's Cider deep in the Herefordshire countryside. Our tour took us from viewing mountains of apples fresh from the orchard to the finished product stored in enormous oak vats and modern stainless steel tanks. Finally ending up in the tasting room where a few glasses were … Continue reading WESTONS CIDER
It has been a summer of sunshine and showers and today was no exception when our group visited this spectacular site. Our day began with a pre-booked tour on the land train, giving us a snap shot view of the impressive grounds, memorials and monuments. Whilst the site offers many opportunities for reflection on … Continue reading National Memorial Arboretum
In June we had a another great day out, this time at Avoncroft Museum of Buildings. Our guide, Andy, gave us an insight into how, where and why the buildings were originally built. One of the gems of the collection is the Tin Tabernacle – the original ‘flat pack’ design. Eat your heart out Ikea!!. … Continue reading Avoncroft Museum of Buildings
On a warm Wednesday morning in June a group of 19 met on the car park of the Staffs Regiment Museum, just outside of Lichfield, for an organised group tour. We were met by Phil Holmes, an interesting and informative guide who gave us the background history of the Regiment before moving on to the … Continue reading Staffordshire Regiment Museum
Arguably one of the best aircraft museums in the country. We split into two groups, each having the services of a very knowledgeable guide who brought the aircraft and their place in R.A.F. history to life.
Wow what a day! We could have spent longer here as it was so interesting. We blasted off for an Out of This World Experience at the National Space Centre. With 6 interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator and Iconic 42 metre rocket tower this was truly an amazing experience.
Who wouldn’t enjoy a day at the Black Country Living Museum with the costumed characters bringing yesteryear to life in the Victorian shops and houses. Following a talk by the staff, we enjoyed a canal boat ride and even tried ‘legging’ (don’t ask!) before going our own way for the rest of the day. However … Continue reading Black Country Museum
Hanbury Hall is a delightful Gentlemen’s Residence built in the early 18th century standing in parkland Probus members had a guided tour of the house and were then able to view the gardens at their leisure or alternatively partake of the scrummy cakes available in the Tea Rooms.