Cafe Chats and Wardrobes

Great to see Alan checking out the wardrobe gallery today, giving it a final inspection before refurbishing the internal seating area. Thanks for brunch Alan.

Things look like they’re finally coming around… ain’t no stoppin’ us now!

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Images from Mick’s Photo Archive

Recently discovered in the vaults of local photographer Mick NSE, we found some amazing photos from some of our day trips including Manchester, Preston and the Birdbox Workshop here in Rosegrove.

Preston and public transport !!

A visit to preston was on the cards to meet a new contact called Marcus, and visit a small working art gallery/studios put on by some talented young UCLan graduate artists.

The day was a success and the group feel Marcus will be a great asset for the future. Also the art projects being worked on were very interesting, comparing life in Mexico with Lancashire.

However, the biggest form of surprise was an incident packed train journey home, where there were many forms of debate, opinion, resolve and other skills on show from our members, with one key message being learned “mind your business” or stand up for whats right. Both have positive and negative outcomes as we found out first hand, as the youth of today and the morals of us older folks clearly clashed, which is common on public transport, but all was resolved peacefully and lessons were learned for all parties concerned.ūüôā

Walking up Fishergate.

Having a tea break.

Camera Talk.

‘A Game Of Bowls’ 1927 by Roger Fry, on display at The Harris Art Gallery & Museum.

Preston’s ‘Covered Market’.

Outside Preston’s indoor market.

The Birley Studios, run by artists.

A bit of Crown Green

Despite the threat of rain we managed a couple of hours bowling at Marsden Park this morning. With spectacular views over to Pendle, the game was as dramatic as the landscape.

A very tight¬†game with Jimmy Jewel setting the pace throughout and finishing with some stunning tactical bowls to keep Mick in second place, with Williams ‘beginners luck’ not getting the rub of the green.

We must find some time to make this a regular activity each Wednesday morning.