the old streets of Silverdale

Silverdale Library

Newcastle, Staffordshire

Friday 17th October

Cope

an ongoing work: a new Cope for a Lost Abbey

exploring the old streets of Silverdale…Stepping back in time to the days of Dieulacres Abbey in Leek, Silverdale children from St Luke’s Primary School visited the local library and unfurled the town of their imaginings where the river ran bright and glittering through the Silver Dale, past its castle, under its bridge and by the High Street of slightly wobbly houses

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a row of houses

a row of houses

and later that day, the Lace Ladies, the Natters and Knitters (regular Library groups – go and join in!) and other interested folk joined our artists for Stitching Time and added more panels to our growing New Cope for a Lost Abbey. Medieval imagery mixes with modern iconography as the features of our moorland town are embedded in panels: Blackshaw Moor Caravan Park, Leek Market,  and English Roses lie beside fleur-de-lis, coats-of-arms and the Butter Cross. The Cope in all its finery will be unfolded at the Birthday Party for a Lost Abbey on Saturday 25th October

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Next event:

Thursday 23rd, Ladydale Well, the Leek Ladder and other marvels: a talk by archaeologist Mark Olly – exploring the more mysterious side of Leek

Time: 7.30 (finishing about 9 – 9.30), refreshments provided

Where: Quaker Meeting House, Overton Bank, Leek ST13 5ES

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