Record for 2011

Goostrey Scouts view the roundshaft

Goostrey Scouts view the roundshaft


This is a record of events that have taken place during the year. Future events can be found on the events page.

The accounts are a useful source of information for people who would like to know about our activities before they attend a particular event.

They have also proved to be particularly useful to university candidates, writing their personal statements, by providing a reference for an interest, beyond the limits of the curriculum, in their chosen subjects.

Overview for the year: 2011

This year has been one of both consolidation and innovation. We have fine-tuned some of our regular courses, introduced new ones and instigated some new events; such as our Open Days, which were well attended and much enjoyed.  The number of Conducted Tours that we have given has grown, with some being organised by visitors who have been here before.  We have also taken our presence out into the local community by giving talks at History groups and U3A groups and having stalls and displays at the Alderley Edge May Fair, Goostrey Rose Day and Radbroke Hall Families Day - and further a-field at Plas Mawr in Conwy.

The generosity of our benefactors has enabled us to give a bursary to one of our participants and also to commemorate a much love champion of the young with an annual award in his name for the student, who we judge to have gained the most from the Trust and who has helped us the most during the last few years.  It is The Eric Morten Award and was presented at our Friends' and Benefactors' Day.  This is an event where the Trustees thank all those who have contributed to the Trust in a variety of ways and whose support we depend on to run our events and to secure our future.



  Wednesday, 19th October   Antiques Road Trip at the Old Medicine House  
  Saturday, 8th October   Science in Archaeology  
  Tuesday, 27th September   MGS GCSE Art Class  
  Wednesday, 21st September   Open Day  
  Saturday, 27th August   Friends  
  Monday, 22nd August   Archaeological Training Excavation  
  Sunday, 31st July   Frank Carter Memorial Plate - 2011  
  Saturday, 30th July   Medieval Cheshire  
  Friday, 22nd July   Variety at Home  
  Sunday, 26th June   Music of a House  
  Saturday, 18th June   Open Day  
  Thursday, 19th May   Demonstration at Plas Mawr  
  Saturday, 14th May   Tudor Blackwork Embroidery  
  Monday, 4th April   Hidden Histories  
  Saturday, 2nd April   Archaeological excavation for Young Friends  
  Saturday, 26th March   Uncovering the Story of Blackden  



Jonathan Pratt and the red MG at Blackden

Jonathan Pratt and the red MG at Blackden

Antiques Road Trip at the Old Medicine House – 19th October 2011

Jonathan Pratt and his red MG visited the Old Medicine House as part of his journey through Cheshire. Griselda Garner described how the Old Medicine House had been dismantled at its original site in Wrinehill and how it was repaired in Holmes Chapel before it was re-assembled at Blackden. She showed Jonathan the artefacts that were found within the fabric of the house and those found in the garden and surrounding fields. Sue Hughes talked to him about the genesis of our herb collection and how herbs were used at the time that the house was originally built. We were a part of Episode 21 of Series 3 that was transmitted on 10th October 2011.  

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