The British Lawnmower Museum is situated in 106 to 114 Shakespeare Street, Southport, Sefton. Please note that in spite of the address being Lancashire, the museum is in Sefton! They also have a website at http://www.lawnmowerworld.com.
I quote from their leaflet...
"Don't let the grass grow under your feet! It's mower interesting! Have even mower fun! Visit the British Lawnmower Museum and be a Cut Above the rest. It's all you need to mow."
I am sorry!
As those of you reading the blog can see from the collage, the over 200 'pristine exhibits' are varried to say the least; the audio tour was informative and, much to their surprise, everyone enjoyed the visit. For those of you who must know, the lawnmower was invented in 1830 by Edwin Budding of Gloucester. It was a unique experience, marking the culmination of a dream by ex-racing champion, Brian Radam.
Chris missed out on this life changing experience so Lynn purchased a DVD for her; this we watched later in the day. It included the lawnmower song, something everyone should perhaps give a miss. Ben, it is something to look forward to at Christmas. Lynn also purchased a pewter lawnmower for me.
After lunch we headed for Anfield.
Melanie had obtained a slot for our visitors on one of the tours. As Pete and Lynn have no interest in football this was going to be another 'experience'.
The collage I have included is made up of pictures taken by Pete! They all enjoyed the tour and said it was an enjoyable experience. Dad, Mel and I all enjoy football so it was no surprise that dad had enjoyed himself.
On the way home Lynn anounced that the stay would be complete if she could take a photo of Red Rum's statue...
So we called around at Aintree for Lynn to take the picture included on this blog. A quick visit to Maplins (Lynn wanted a VOIP phone and web-cam) and then home.
We all went out for a meal that evening; Pete and I watching the usual Hen and Chickens, Scotch Piper Motorbikes, during the meal; it was Wednesday!
This morning we said goodbye to our guests. It was nice to spend a few days with them and to share our life with them. We both hope they enjoyed themselves and look forward to their next visit.
PS Lynn, as those of you who read my blog will know, has purchased a monocular. On Tuesday evening I was call to the garden to "look at the moon"! This image is of that very moon...
Her monocular enabled most features of the moon to be seen. Until next time bye.
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