Thursday, 15 August 2013

Crich Wartime Experience

We went to see DS. & FDiL. last weekend to visit said place - as well as ooh and aah over the lovely engagement ring!

Both FDiL. and I had organised things for a picnic lunch and Saturday dawned bright and breezy. The temperature was just right. S. and M. had their first ride on a tram. It was unfortunately one of the oldest and noisiest. Other than a whimper at the beginning, M. settled down reasonably well, helped along by masses of cuddles for them both from everyone on on the bottom tier of the tram!
Having ridden to the top, we got off halfway down to walk along the Woodland Walk, a beautiful area. Troll coming to great you at the bridge.
The woodland library.
Once back at the bottom, we watch the parade drive by but were in the wrong place to get good photographs so just wandered around the bottom, looking at all the wartime clothing and items.


 A spiv and his good lady being interview by the police!
 Outside the Red Lion public house
We enjoyed our picnic and both girls were good in not asking for food - they know better. Bothered by a couple of wasps but after being swatted, we were left mainly in peace. Arrived home very tired and had chips for a late tea before going to bed early.


10 comments:

  1. What a fabulous day out, I really wanted to go to this as its right up my street, but the same weekend we had an event on at hubby's flying club and he needed to be on "duty" so that came first!

    The woodland library looks like a scene from a Harry Potter film.

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    1. They do two a year plus Victorian, Edwardian etc. Always one or the other to visit on.

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  2. That sounds like a lovely day out. Have been away and going to catch up with your recent posts.
    Patricia x

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    1. It was a lovely day and hope you had a nice time away.

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  3. What a wonderful day out, full of learning opportunities!

    Sft x

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    1. Not as many people there (participants) as normal but always interesting.

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  4. What an interesting event to visit, looks like you had a great day out :) Thanks for sharing the photos!

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    1. Shame we missed the parade, would then have had a photograph of 'Churchill and Monty'!

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  5. We only live a mile away.. you could have dropped in for a cuppa!
    They have several special events throughout the year, with lots of stuff for children to do.
    Gill

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    1. Thanks for that Gill, you live and learn in blogland don't you!

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