For the second year running, the staff at Ordsall hall have been incredibly excited to be a part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival. Their two Tudors, Lady Isabella and her faithful servant Bess attended the MCBF Family Fun Day at Manchester Metropolitan University on Saturday. They had an absolutely brilliant time helping families with making pennons (Tudor flags) to wave or wear during the Fancy Dress Time Travel parade – which they also attended with their usual Tudor flair.
The day after, they were back at Ordsall Hall for the second annual Ordsall Hall Family Book Day!
Lots of families made it along to travel back through time, just like Compton Valance (without the mouldy sandwiches!). They were able to meet our WW1 ‘Allotmenteers’ who were busy working on our heritage allotment project ‘Breaking New Ground’, they could help make a huge time-travel picture of Ordsall Hall, meet Hagatha the Witch in the Great Chamber and read some stories with Audrey from the Salford branch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
The day was, once again, a great success. Kim Hutson, Museum Supervisor at Ordsall Hall, said, “We can’t wait to be involved again next year! Many, many thanks to MMU and the MCBF team for letting us get involved.”