Monthly Archives: November 2018

Christmas with Steptoe & Son

Following their hilarious appearance in the spring we were asked to get Hambledon Productions back – so here they are, bringing original Ray Galton and Alan Simpson “Steptoe” sketches including some material “lost” for over fifty years.

For one night only (16 Dec) as part of their current tour.

Give yourself a pre-Christmas treat!  We guarantee a night of good fun.

Go to EVENTS for more details or ring 01652 635172 to book.

 

Posted on:29th November 2018

Our Winter Opening Hours have started

Our Winter Opening hours start on 1 December and continue until 28 February.  The Museum is open Thursday – Sunday between 11am – 3pm.

The Old School Canteen is open between 10am and 4pm throughout the year.

Posted on:26th November 2018

A Christmas Cardio

A heart attack, Ebenezer Scrooge, the NHS, and a couple of squirrels feature in this new heart warming seasonal play by Theatre on the Edge in support of the Daisy Appeal raising funds for Molecular Imaging Research Centre for PET CT scanning .

Admission is free but a donation for the Daisy Appeal is much encouraged! (£5 if possible!)

Joseph Wright Hall (first floor auditorium), 7.30pm (doors open 7pm).

Posted on:21st November 2018

Research Your Family History

Learn how to investigate your family history including school records.  This ten week course includes two visits to a Local Studies Library and an Archive Office to delve into the sort of sources you could use to trace your family tree and add context.  The tutor will provide weekly help with your investigations and access to supporting literature.  Half term break.   £60 for the ten weeks course.

Tel. (01652) 635172 to book.

Posted on:20th November 2018

French Conversation Classes

Twelve weekly classes in French conversation run by a native French teacher, Nathalie Brady, starting on Wednesday 9 January 2019.

Post beginners 1pm – 2.30pm

Intermediate 2.30pm – 4pm

£99 for the twelve week course.

Half term break Wednesday 20 February.  Final session Wednesday 3 April.

For further details , please contact Nathalie Brady on 01652 660719 or email: bradyboulay@aol.com

Posted on:15th November 2018
John French lighting gas lights in Wilderspin. room

Barton Christmas Festival

We are preparing for the Barton Christmas Festival on Saturday 24 November and our Dickensian Christmas (from 29 November) so the Wilderspin Infants Schoolroom will be getting a seasonal facelift which will change its historical authenticity!  If you were planning to visit Samuel Wilderspin’s Model Infant Schoolroom we would advise you to visit another time – it will be back to “normal” from Thursday 20 December.

But come along also to our Victorian Christmas Fair on 24 November between 11am and 4pm featuring an indoor Christmas Market, seasonal refreshments in the Old School Canteen and Barton’s only truly Victorian Father Christmas in his Gallery Grotto!

Posted on:15th November 2018

The School in Action

We have local schools visiting and getting a taste of Victorian school life, on Thursday and Friday this week which visitors might like to watch in the Wilderspin Infant Schoolroom and the Victorian Classroom.

Posted on:14th November 2018
children having lesson in Victorian Schoolroom

Victorian Classroom in session

We’ll be hosting a visit from a local today so visitors can watch the Victorian Classroom in action in the morning, and the Wilderspin Schoolroom in the afternoon.

Posted on:7th November 2018