Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Beamish Museum...

A few weeks ago we had a day trip to Beamish museum in Tyne and Wear, where  there was an old fashioned street full of houses and shops.

This is the Haberdashery dept in the Coop  I wanted to buy the whole shop and take it home with me!!!

Sadly it was all for show boo hoo!!

I can just about remember shops being stocked like this. Oh to be behind the counter selling all those fabrics ribbons and lace.

"A new pair of boots anyone?"

"Toot toot"

The chocolate boxes had doileys in them and the sweets were in a "poke".

Does anyone remember when biscuits were sold out of the box?

This is the grocery store in the Coop full of packets and tins and blue bags of sugar.

My dad was a butcher by trade and he employed an errand boy called Howard and when I was little Howard would sit me in the basket on the front of the bike like this one and take me to my nans house.

It was a bitterly cold day, but there was so much to see there's a school, pub, farm, trams,  bandstand , and picnic areas and  we enjoyed it so much we got a yearly pass so we can go in the summer and have picnics on the lawns.

We had a ride on the carousel, there was a long queue for the tea rooms so we popped into "The Sun Inn" for a pie and a pint, delicious.

Inside one of the houses the table was set for afternoon tea, there were scones,  a fruit cake and real china on the table, isn't that a lovely tablecloth??

I'll leave you with this lovely piccy of the kiddies singing their little hearts out beside a massive christmas tree that was outside of a bank. Inside it was all done out with wood panelling and you could go down into the vaults. We had a wonderful time and I can't wait for the warmer weather when the farm will be open and we can see all  the animals.

Bye for now, love Lucey xx


Kate said...

Hi Lucey
that looks like such a great place and all those lovely fabrics and ribbons. I think it's about a 4-5 hour drive from London so I don't think I'll be visiting anytime soon. I bet it will be lovely in the summer I'm dead jelous.
Take care

Florence and Mary said...

That looks like a great place to visit! Thank you for sharing with us

Victoria xx

Rachel M said...

Looks like you had a lovely day out. I can remember going there with school about 20 years ago. I absolutley loved it, it's a fantastic place.

Rachel XxX

twiggypeasticks said...

Ooooo lovely, I went on a school trip there when it first opened about 100 years ago :) it looks fab, I must take Twiglet, he and Daddy can look at the steam trains I'll go and stare at the fabric !!
Twiggy x

Auntie Cake said...

Oh my goodness, I am in love!!! Thanks for sharing your day, oh how I wish I could experience this in person, uou are so lucky. Your pictures are the next best thing for me, thanks... I also would have liked to buy the whole shop, good thing we can't so others can enjoy also!

LoloDesigns said...

What a lovely place, didn't know it existed, thanks for sharing the piccies! Not very good with geography so will hop over to google to see how far away it is from me :o) x

bellaboo said...

Enjoyed the trip round the museum.A reminder of another era.


Kitty M said...

Oooh this looks a fun place to visit - if you have ever been to Hawarth in Yorkshire it looks very similar. I love the piccie of the Rowntrees chocolates!

Sal said...

Hi there!

I have always wanted to visit Beamish but living in Devon means that it's a bit of a trip!
However,we do have a similar place called Bygones, which I love and is in Torquay.

Many thanks for visiting my's always nice to add another blog to my list!


Kelly said...

Oh I want to go!!!
I'm obsessed with carousels its gorgeous!!!!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, I do hope you had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year and that 2010 turns out to be the best year of your life, followed by many more. Thanks for all your visit and the sweet comment.

Love & Hugs

Knittings Nice! said...

Really enjoyed this posting..such gorgeousness in the museum shops...lovely..oh! and thank you for visiting me...keep warm.

Teresa x

yoli said...

beautiful blog said...

I love Beamish, not been for years so It has expanded and changed, but it is wonderful I must go back! suzie. xxx

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

I am loving your photos of your day out , I'm glad I'm not the only person who dreams of working in a haberdashery, even the word is wonderful. Happy new Year , Louise

LoloDesigns said...

Hi, thanks for lovely comments on my brooch. I do have the pattern for it somewhere, if you email me through my profile I can send it to you. xx

CraftyHelen said...

I so wish that shops were still like this - doing battle in Tesco is just not my idea of fun! Thanks for your comment, the tins are from Lakeland, and are currently 1/2 price. I may have to get another set now, as you've got me thinking about my off-cuts of fabric etc.... Beautiful blog - just lovely. x

Rosie said...

Hi Lucey, I've never been to The Beamsh Museum and it looks a really good place to visit. I remember as a Little girl going in our local Co-op store and it looked just like the one in your photo's. My brother and I remember our Co-op Dividend Number as well that our mum used when buying from it a bit like we collect Nector points nowadays. I hope one to get to see the museum myself, Thanks for showing it to me.xx

Celestial Charms said...

Beautiful photos. What a lovely place to visit.