Carers Trip to Port Sunlight 28th August 2017
Carers Trip to Chester 10th August 2017
Billy Elliot – Saturday 17th December 2016
This was just one of a number of trips arranged with help of Bolton CVS funding for Carer’s Trips.
Carers Trip to Bents Garden Centre 14th November 2016
Carers Trip to Beamish Museum – Sunday 30th October 2016
We were blessed with excellent weather for our Carers’ trip to Beamish, the world famous open air museum which stands in 300 acres of beautiful County Durham countryside.
The 1900s Town represents a typical North Eastern market town in the years leading up to the 1st World War.
So much to see and all easily accessible by vintage tram and trolley bus.
Trams in the town
Rowley Railway Station, stands adjacent to the Town, is seen as it would have been in Edwardian times.
The 1940s Farm shows life on the Home Front in rural North East and how farming saved our nation from starvation.
The Colliery, complete with original drift mine and Pit Village are most interesting.
Villagers grew up around the mines in this area, the houses and coal being provided free in exchange for labour.
We met costumed staff, who were proud of their heritage & happy to share their knowledge, particularly in the Pharmacy where the old fashioned remedies and how they were thought to be best used were explained.
The Pharmacy re-created from the original
There were folk singers and musicians performing in Hetton Band Hall in the Pit Village.
The Garage had many interesting machines
You could even have your photograph taken in Edwardian costume at J.R. & D. Edis Photographers.
As you can imagine, our members spent some time in the sweet shop
A delicious taste of the past was on offer at the Bakery where we watched delicious bread, cakes and biscuits being made using Edwardian recipes, then treated ourselves to a take-home ‘goody bag’.
Good wholesome food was on offer at several venues – some of our carers’ had lunch or a snack at the Tearooms, others light refreshments at Sinkers’ Bait Cabin, one or two had a pie and a pint at the Sun Inn whilst others enjoyed Davy’s Fried Fish shop.
Our party had time to brows the Gift shop before departing, having had a most interesting yet relaxing day.
We set off home about 4.45pm, making excellent time arriving back in Bolton at just after 7pm.
A fascinating insight to the past.
Carers Trip to see ‘CATS’ – Saturday 13th February 2016
An evening in Manchester to see the Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous ‘Cats’ musical.
Thanks to the grant awarded to BAAS by the Bolton CVS, members (parents and carers) had a ‘purry’ enjoyable visit to the Opera House on 13th February 2015 to see the production of CATS.
Absolutely fantastic show!
Based on T.S. Elliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
Visit to Grassington’s Dickensian Festival – Saturday December 5th 2015
Group members had a great day in early December when they visited Grassington’s Dickensian Fair.
Never mind the cold, there was plenty to eat and lots of Mulled Wine to warm our cockles! Oh yes, and plenty of shops in which to spend our money.
Carers Trip to Bridgewater Hall Concert – Sunday 22nd November 2015
Carers enjoyed a programme of light, well known Classics
all the orchestra members being dressed in 18th Century period costume.
Carers Trip to Lake District – Saturday 19th September 2015
On a glorious sunny day, a very pleasant couple of hours we had in Bowness on Windermere
Then onto the beautiful setting of Holehird Gardens.
A leisurely stroll in the tranquil 17 acre hillside garden,
including the walled garden which was absolutely full of colour.
Onto Ambleside on Windermere for lunch.
Some of our party relaxed by
Ambleside Bridge House and browsed the plethora of shops and unusual small stalls by the lake, returning from there about 5pm having had a wonderful relaxing day.