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Programme of Outings -2008
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Anne Frank Exhibition
Heritage Group
Heritage group
The Heritage section organizes visits approximately once a month to venues usually of historical interest. These can be by coach, if out of the area, to stately homes or other places of interest.  Examples: Rhode Hall, Leighton Hall and Stoneyhurst College.  Local venues are very popular.  These have included tours of the Bridgewater Hall, Stockport’s Staircase House and Chathams School of Music.

Although the section is under the title Heritage other trips are also organized such as a canal outing from Whalley Bridge and a tour of St Helens glass.

Once a year a short holiday is arranged, so far these have been to Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bath and Wells, London,
and Kent, North East England, & Eire.
Wedgewood Visit
Wedgewood Visit
Cruising on the JudithMary
Cruising on the JudithMary
London Holiday
London Holiday

A small committee plans the events, however, the committee is always pleased to look into and arrange any suggestions put forward by U3A members
The success of the Heritage section is only possible with the support of the membership.

Programme of Outings 2008

April 2nd.   Salt Museum Northwich and Anderton Boat Lift.
Click here for pictures and a review of the Visit by Gordon Ashworth!
May 2nd.    Tissington Hall, Ashbourne for the Well Dressing Festival.  Meet at 9.00am.
July 16th.   Harewood House.  Report of the visit.
September 3rd.    Joint meeting with the Churches & Pubs group.
                          Visit to Gorton Monastery.  Tour and Buffet Lunch £10
                          For background information click here

September 25th-29th. 5day holiday in Ireland staying
at The Royal Hotel, Bray, Co.Wicklow.
Approx £280.

                                                    The Holiday Diary.

November 25th.  Visit to Stockport Art Gallery to view the Anne Frank Exhibition
                          followed by a visit to the Hat Museum to look at related materials.
                          COST: £3.00 (includes tea/coffee and cake)
                          Please meet at the Art Gallery at 12.50 pm

Anne Frank exhibition:-
We began our visit to the Gallery by watching a video outlining the parallel events of the Frank family, the onset of the persecution of the Jews, and the outbreak of the Second World War.  The family left Germany to live in Holland in the hope of a more secure life, but the occupation of that country led to the need to hide for their own safety.  We saw views of the house in Amsterdam and the Upper Annexe where they hid until their arrest and deportation.  This house is now the Anne Frank Museum.

We then viewed the photographic exhibition.  Otto Frank was a keen amateur photographer and always had his precious Leica close at hand.  He took over 400 photographs of his daughters, Anne and Margot, his single theme to document their lives.  Like every father he chose moments and events that he found amusing, moving or significant enough to record for their future.  Otto was the only survivor from the group of eight people who hid for two years in the Secret Annexe.   The life and times of his daughters captured by their father provides a most poignant record of a happy normal family life before the shadow of Nazism fell upon them all.
Pat Pinkney

Heritage Group Committee
Group Leaders:  Margaret Snape & June Gibbs

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