Formby – National Trust Red Squirrel Reserve

Sheila and I had not been to the Red Squirrel Reserve for ages and our recollection was that you rarely saw a red squirrel close to. Well we went and we saw very close to. Here are some shots from our visit on 30th May.

Nuts for tea again

Red Squirrel 1

Red Squirrel 2

Red Squirrel

The first and last photos are amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Rufford Old Hall – Having a Lancashire Day

Jen, Sheila and I went to have a look at what is one of the few National Trust properties locally on 2nd November and it turned out to be holding a Lancashire Day with various exhibitions by groups etc.

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We had not been to the Hall for many years despite being National Trust members but it is still very much as we remembered it, as you would expect with an NT property, but the tea room seems to have expanded and it serves up a nice light lunch-type spread.

A poster of its time!

A poster of its time!

My old mate Cllr. Mike Booth (Sefton Kew Ward) effectively reminded me to visit the Hall by telling me that he had been working there recently.

The Rufford Branch of the Leeds Liverrpool Canal runs right at the side of the Hall

The Rufford Branch of the Leeds Liverrpool Canal runs right at the side of the Hall

Maybe it was because of the Lancashire Day but the Hall was very busy indeed.