Visiting some northern jewels

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Forty five members of Mytholmroyd Historical Society enjoyed their annual excursion.

This year they travelled by coach to the Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle and later visited Durham city.

At the famous Bowes Museum many of its very varied artefacts and precious paintings were seen including the clockwork Silver Swan which is seen to work every day at 2.00pm, only one of two in the world.

The Bowes Museum was built by John Bowes and his French wife, Josephine.

It was built as a public museum in the latter half of the 19th century and is built in a French chataeu style. It has the appearance of a stately home and is built in large landscaped grounds.

Later the party visited Durham city where many toured the cathedral and the city’s narrow streets and market place before leaving for the journey home.

The new season of regular talks begins again on Friday, September 12, when David Glover will speak on “Halifax and the Slave Trade Pt 1: The Sinners” at Mytholmroyd Methodist Chapel (7.30pm).

All are welcome, visitors’ entry is £2.50.