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625e – Eyam Church

29 Mar , 2014  

The parish church of St Lawrence from the 12th century but much altered, intrigued by the 8th century Saxon cross in the graveyard, the tomb of Catherine Mompesson, a plague victim with a corrected error on her grave, a grave stone with a scull and cross bones on it, the nave wall paintings from 1600, […]

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625d – Eyam Hall

29 Mar , 2014  

We then continue throughout the Peaks to the famous plague village. After a good lunch in the Eyam Buttery tearoom we explore the very pretty late 17th century hall, home to the Wright family but leased to the National Trust. A real family home, enjoy the love in feel and intimacy, some lovely rooms including […]

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625c – Renishaw Hall Gardens

29 Mar , 2014  

Saturday 29th March is a warm day of hazy sunshine. After a good breakfast at the hotel we check out at 10.0am and make the short journey to Renishaw Hall, arriving just before it opens for the very first day of the new season and getting in free with our HHA cards. Really enjoy exploring […]

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625b – Sheffield Cathedral

28 Mar , 2014  

We end our afternoon of exploring with a look at the Anglican cathedral. Our timing is unfortunate as it is having major rennovation work done both inside and out to improve access. Only the regimental/armed forces chapel and crypt are open, although we are able to peep through at the Nave. I am disappointed, not […]

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625a – Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

28 Mar , 2014  

Explore the three galleries, small but well laid out. The Ruskin collection, an eclectic mix of items collected by Ruskin to help educate Sheffield’s metalworkers, I especially like the exotic bird watercolours. An excellent collection of locally produced metalwork, cutlery and other tableware, razors and associated materials used to decorate cutlery. There are some ornate […]

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625 Sheffield break

28 Mar , 2014   Gallery

Have an overnight stay in the centre of Sheffield to break up the journey from Yorkshire to the Midlands, staying in the Holiday Inn Express (good value at £55 and £5 for parking) on Friday 28th March. Arriving and checking in at 1.0pm with no problems, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Sheffield. […]

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