Quarry Bank is a water-powered cotton mill built in the late 1700s. Today, it’s considered one of the best-preserved mills of its kind from the Industrial Revolution. It now functions primarily as a museum, though it still produces some cotton. And like Dunham Massey, it’s a National Trust site. As Continue Reading
Christmas at Dunham Massey in Manchester, England: Is It Worth Braving the Cold and Rain?
Dunham Massey is a National Trust site comprising a historic Georgian house, gardens and even a deer park. We visited friends in Manchester, England recently, and had the opportunity to attend the Christmas at Dunham Massey event. I had no idea what to expect before going – all I knew Continue Reading
Showstopper! London: A New Musical Every Night
Every time I go to London, I try to catch a show. Sometimes it’s a play, but more often it’s a musical. Recent musicals I’ve watched include Matilda and The Book of Mormon (both excellent and highly recommended), but the most recent one I watched is also the most unique. Continue Reading