Coach Trip towards the Mersey

Well, it’s not quite Ferry Across the Mersey I know, and to be honest, I didn’t even get to see the Mersey (although I gather some of our group did), I was just too busy enjoying the wonders of the Walker Gallery during our art group trip to Liverpool on Saturday.

Forty four art group members and friends set off early by coach on Saturday morning for the two and a quarter hour journey. Fortunately, the predicted precipitation didn’t materialise and it was a bright day when we arrived. The coach dropped us off just in front of the World Museum and City Library which are adjacent to the Walker Gallery, and, I’m told, have many of their own wonders to explore.  However, we were there to view the vast collection of art on display at the Gallery, so many of us made a bee-line for that entrance.

The Gallery boasts works by many famous artists, such as Titian, Turner, Rembrandt, Monet and Hockney, as well as various impressionists and pre-Raphaelites, we were also fortunate to visit whilst there is an exhibition of pieces by Charles Rennie-Macintosh and ‘the four’ (there is a small charge for viewing this).  Consequently, touring the gallery took the best part of the day (albeit with a short break for a bite of lunch in the café) and we were all pretty tired by the time the coach picked us up for the journey back.

I think I speak for everyone to say that it was a most excellent and well-organised trip and send our grateful thanks to David Mowthorpe for all his tireless work in arranging it.

If you would like to find out more about the Walker Gallery you can visit their website here.

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