After their recent hibernation, our Grumpy Old Men resumed their excursions in March, with a visit to the Museum of Making in Derby, as well as the conveniently sited Wetherspoons in the City Centre.
The museum is located in the Silk Mill, next to the River Derwent, and the building dates from the early 1700s. Since its recent re-opening, it now displays a fascinating number of items which were all made in Derby, ranging from a Rolls Royce jet engine to a section of cast iron aqueduct and evening dresses made from man-made fibres in the 1960s. The museum is free to visit, and many of the exhibits are likely to bring back memories of our working lives.
The photo shows the ‘exploded’ Toyota car, made near Derby, which is suspended over the entrance to the museum.
Our next planned visits are to the Nottingham Tram HQ in April, and the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire in May. If you are interested in either of these visits and would like to join our Grumpy Old Men group, just use the contact form below or have a chat with John Tedstone at the April Meeting/AGM.