Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Manchester Trip

A group of Trust members ventured into Manchester for a trip back in time.

Beginning in medieval times, the remains of the 'Hanging Bridge' were lost for centuries but can now be seen in the basement of the Cathedral's cafe.
It once stood across a drainage ditch which encircled the Roman fort.

The second stop was the 14th century Cathedral. Damaged in WWII as well as by the IRA bomb. A guide is esential to get the most out of the building and only £3 donation is asked.

Our last stop was at Rylands Library, where the the cafe is well worth a visit and the history of the building is explained as you go around. 
Be sure you visit the Victorian toilets.