Category Traveller’s Tales

Ordsall Hall, Salford

Tucked away near a housing estate in Salford, is Ordsall Hall, a Grade-1 listed Tudor manor house. Since it was first recorded in 1177 it has been variously a home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers and even a herd of cows. Following a multi-million

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Ravens’ new home at the Tower

Bespoke enclosures have been built to house the legendary ravens at the Tower of London. Commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces, the new accommodation offers more night-time space for the seven ‘Guardians of the Tower’, which roam the attraction’s grounds during the day. New display boards with information on the myths and legends surrounding the ravens

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Hastings Pier rises from the ashes

Following  a £14.2 million refurbishment and over two years work, Hastings Pier has re-opened to the public. Built in 1872, the attraction was gutted by a fire in 2010, and its renovation has included the replacement of damaged support pillars and steel beams, and the introduction of new decking the length of the 910-foot structure.

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Stuff and nonsense at Jacksons Lane

Managing Editor Abbe Bates and her son Herbie enjoyed a performance of Goldilocks and The 3 Bears in London recently at the lovely Jacksons Lane theatre in Highgate. The children’s story is brought to life by kids theatre company Stuff and Nonsense with amazing costume, puppetry and acrobatics, and some witty dialogue too. It was Herbie’s

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Airedale’s 30th Anniversary celebration

In late January, over 180 customers, guests and suppliers celebrated Airedale’s 30th anniversary at the TLH Derwent Hotel in Torquay. Amongst the guests was Clive Kessell, GTO for East Grinstead Probus, who, since 2009, has chosen Airedale Tours to organise two holidays a year for his group. Clive says that the four-day event was excellent

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Malta is a hit for STARA

On 29th September, 28 members of the STARA active retirement group departed for an eight-day holiday in Malta organised by committee member Marlene Munroe through Saga holidays. Based in Snodland, near Maidstone, the group is part of the KENTARA club and their name comes from using the ST from Snodland Town and ARA from the

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