and friends at..... Bleubeard and Elizabeths
where we are all made welcome with a drinks related post.
My cuppa is in one of the photos.
For a long while I have been wanting to visit the destination I am sharing with you today
Woodhorn-----It is based in original colliery buildings, where you can see
the winding machines and engines
After our walk around these building a cuppa was calling .
The visitor center was inspired by the monster coal cutting machines there were once used deep underground [top left], It also houses the Northumberland Archives
Naturally we had to visit the cafe for a cuppa and a roll, filled with ham and pease pudding.
The wall in the cafe was covered with super prints, this was as close as I could get as there were quite a few folk around.
The out side children's play area looked good as well[ bottom left].
Now for the real purpose of our visit. to see the permanent Art Exhibition by
I added a link if you were interested in the group of amateur artists.
Photographs were allowed if you didn't use a flash on the camera.
I have to say, it was quite dark in the gallery, but I think you will get an impression of the work, from the few photos that turned out okay.
One of the pastimes the Pitmen had was keeping racing pigeons , they thought a lot about their birds and spent much of their spare time in the pigeon houses. The wives had much work to keep everything clean in their homes, so they had a more practical pastime making proggy mats .
We met the 85 year old lady who spends most of her spare time at the museum making small art mats using the same methods. [bottom left photo].
I had to end up with selection of photos, please look away if you are easily offended.
After a day in the dark depths of the mine
Wor Jackie hed t tek is kit off an hev a wesh doon.
[ this is the local dialect, the translation follows]
Our Jack needed to remove his dirty clothes and take a shower.
Thank you all for calling in to see me.
I have added a few links if you needed further information.
I hope you are all having a lovely day
and for friends in America
Happy 4th of July.