Saturday, August 31, 2019

Heading home

On our last day we had a delicious breakfast in our B&B and then headed toward Manchester. We drove through the Yorkshire dales which was very scenic. We stopped at an amazing National Trust house called Gawthorpe House. It had wonderful history from  Elizabethan times. We had a great talk from one of the volunteers. The National Trust does a wonderful job. One of the highlights was that one of the last owners of the house was a wonderful embroiderer and collector!

 She spent 10 years embroidering this bedspread, curtains and the valance at the top!
Closer to Manchester we visited the Quarry Bank Mill in Styal. This was such a great place as the mill had machines working on most of the floors and showed the cotton being carded and prepared for spinning. The guides also told us about the terrible conditions in the Industrial age.

We could have spent a whole day exploring this amazing place. Sadly we only had a couple of hours. We then returned the car and made our way to our hotel near the airport. It is always a relief to return the car and be heading home. Our first flight was delayed (we did know this) but we only just made it to our next one from Singapore. Still it was good to get home on Tuesday night. Our bags arrived on Thursday morning!

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