Amazingly I completed my Celtic Braid table runner that I had started at the course I attended last Wednesday. I really enjoyed making it and I have already started another one for Ch.....as! Yes! that special day in December!!Thanks so much to Maureen for the course enabling me to learn the techniques for this piece.
Last Saturday the sun shone so we ventured forth for one of our jaunts. This time we chose something to interest DH but it was such a nostalgic trip for me too.
We visited the Tram Preservation Society Museum in Birkenhead and there was one of the No19 trams that used to take me to school almost 60 years ago! I was so excited to see it.
There were so many beautifully and restored trams.
Some of the badges on their fronts were wonderful.
I wonder was this the same No1 tram that took me to the seaside in New Brighton all this years ago?
We had a trip down to the river front on this old Portuguese tram and the creaking of the windows was so nostalgic. At the end of the line we had to flip the seats back to face the opposite direction before the return journey.
This museum is possible thanks to the labours of the crew of retired engineers and other enthusiasts who lovingly renovate these fantastic vehicles. The only charge to visit was buying a ticket to ride on this last tram. Needless to say we also gave an unrequested donation and it was worth every penny to help their work and hear that bell go "Ding, Ding" as the conductor shouted "Hold on tight" and "Any more fares please".