43 members of U3A Todmorden Let’s Go group recently travelled to the Lake District to visit one of Britain’s finest Arts & Crafts houses, Blackwell House. The house was designed and built by the architect M H Baillie Scott as a holiday home for the Manchester brewery owner, Sir Edward Holt and his family. With cosy inglenook fireplaces and inviting window seats offering stunning views over Lake Windermere, the rooms contain furniture and objects by many of the leading Arts & Crafts designers and studios. When we visited they were displaying an exhibition of Moorcroft pottery.
The group then travelled to nearby Bowness where some members took advantage of a boat trip on the lake while others meandered around the cafes and shops.
Report by Linda Cook