DAY TOUR 6: BRISTOL BLUE GLASS FACTORY TOUR &

OAKHAM TREASURES

 

Wednesday 13 September 2017

After our final pick-up point in Bradford on Avon, we shall travel to the Arnos Vale area of Bristol where the Blue Glass factory is located.

 

James Adlington started Bristol Blue Glass Limited back in 1988, with the help of glassmaker Peter St Clair. The aim was to re-establish a glass making tradition back into Bristol that had been lost for over 60 years. At this time a lot of the traditional English glass making techniques were in severe danger of being lost forever. Through many a struggle, James managed to learn and pass on many of the old skills required to blow glass by hand, in the time-honoured fashion.

 

On arrival, our party will be divided into two groups. One group will tour the factory whilst the other group has refreshments and then vice versa.

 

Following our visit, we shall then continue to the Portbury area of Bristol for a visit to Oakham Treasures. There will be ample time for lunch and tea here as well as viewing the nostalgic exhibits.

 

Oakham Treasures is one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in the UK. Opened in July 2008, it will give you an amazing and uplifting trip down memory lane. There is something for everybody, from the thousands of items in the six historic retail stores, to the impressive display of vintage tractors and farm equipment.

 

We will leave around 5.00pm so that we arrive home in daylight.

 

Devizes  0830                                                             Melksham  0850

 

Holt  0910                                                                   Bradford  0920

 

Leader: Bernard Groves

01626 859450 / chepdesk@icloud.com

 

Cost £29.00

 

 

If you are a current National Trust member and interested in joining this tour, then, in the first instance, please send an email to nwwnta@gmail.com giving full contact details so that we can send you a booking form.

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