Happy Mother's Day, to all Mum's everywhere.
We went to Amberley Working Museum today and although it was cold it was a lovely day out with lots to see and do. We rode on the train pulled by a Diesel Engine called "Jenny", and we also had a ride on a Tramocar which has been restored but used to work along Worthing sea front in the 20's and 30's.
There is also the chance to visit the Electric Hall, Telecomms Hall and the Railway Sheds as well as many small displays by the Blacksmith, Broom Maker, Walking Stick Maker, Wood Turners, Pottery, Brick and Roof tile exhibits, Pumping Engine, Southdown Bus Garage (rescued from Storrington) Amberley Fire Station (opening soon), Printing Workshop, Radio and Televsion Hall and lots of lovely walks along the wooded paths between the exhibits. We spotted primroses flowering, heard wonderful bird song and caught glimpses of Robins, Magpies, Blackbirds and Wrens flying through the trees.
Amberley Working Museum stands in an old chalkpit at the edge of the village of Amberley in Sussex where, in the 1800's, chalk was dug out of the hill and loaded into the kilns with coal and burnt to produce quicklime which was then loaded onto trains and used in the making of mortar and cement.
This photo is of Em and I standing just outside the Radio and Television Hall and the sun was shinning.
Al couldn't join us today as it is her 21st birthday, her friends visited her at Uni and they all went out last night. We shall be going up to visit her later in the week for our own celebration.