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Astley Green Makers' Market


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Astley Green Makers' Market

28 Aug 2022 11:48PM   Views : 382 Unique : 266

Today we went down to Lancashire Mining Museum (Astley Green Colliery) for the first of the two day Makers' Market events. We like to support local charities and one that we have adopted, so to speak, is this mining museum. We are constantly impressed by the amount of dedicated work that the volunteers put in to run and develop the museum. It's free to visit and they depend upon donations and events such as those going on this holiday weekend. It's running Sunday and Monday, so there's time yet to go and see what's cooking. There are plenty of stalls, some rather nice bacon or sausage butties (an essential for these events) and other refreshments, bric-a-brac stalls and of course the winding engine in its huge engine house.

Here's a few pictures, shot with a 20mm lens that I've just been putting through the review process, so it gives an idea as to what to expect. I should mention the Wigan Ukelele Club as well!

Station Master Brian and the diesel engine

Brian dancing, and why not....

Wigan Ukelele Club

Arts, crafts and tasty morsels



Concert time

Plenty of free parking on the field, just me making a joke with careful placement of the no parking sign

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