From the Romans to the present day, we travel through time to see the wonders of industry, transport, technology, art, architecture + leisure
Grab yourself a coffee or tipple and sit comfortably in your favourite armchair. I will then step back in time to show you how our the rural hamlet of Barton evolved and how a Cathedral in miniature came to be built. We will be looking at two major transport routes…the Dukes Cut and the Big Ditch. I will also tell you a bit about Trafford Park a medieval deer park than transformed into the first industrial park in the world. We will visit pleasure Gardens and art exhibitions enroute to Castlefield where I can show you a Roman Fort and some amazing Victorian Infrastructure. Using maps and images, we will discover people and communities that created these areas and the main players and their achievements.
Discover the architecture and history of Worsley’s grand houses and halls of the past, present and exciting future inc a peek at the new RHS
Alexandra, an architectural historian, a conservation & design officer and a qualified guide, will explore the history and buildings of this remarkable village.
Together, using maps and images, and maybe a little music, we will discover the amazing people, the communities and their buildings that created Worsley; a village that changed the direction of the world in the C18th.
Starting at Worsley Old Hall, we’ll travel 500 years to the present day to explore the stately halls and other remarkable buildings in a fun factual way as well as take a little glimpse into the new development of the RHS Bridgewater Garden, on the former Worsley New Hall site, that opens 18th May 2021. Buy your tickets now!!!
Hopefully, afterwards you will look at the place and buildings in a different light.