Ordsall Hall

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Trips & Adventures – 21 June 2018

We had a great day out visiting Ordsall Hall – the oldest building in Salford and also a Grade I listed building. It dates back more than 750 years, although the oldest surviving parts of the present hall were built in the 15th century.

Four of us met around noon at the Deansgate/Castlefield tram stop and travelled to Salford Quays where we met four more members of the group.

After a very good meal (reasonably priced and good quality) at The Matchstick Men pub in Salford Quays, part of the Hungry Horse chain, we returned to the tram for one stop and then it was a short walk to the hall.

The house was bought by the old Salford Council in 1959 and opened to the public in 1972, as a period house and local history museum. Stuart donned a cloak and took his place at the head of the table.

There is much to see and experience and the guide was knowledgeable and quite amusing. All in all we had a great time.

 

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