Members enjoying their recent heritage visits to Liverpool and also Bridlington

Members enjoying their recent heritage visits to Liverpool and also Bridlington

Blog by Joanna West and Tanya Noon.

Derby members last week headed off to sunny Liverpool for their latest Heritage Visit accompanied by Joanna and Natalie from the Northern Membership and Community Council.

Heritage Visits are organised by members of the MCC, enabling members to visit interesting and historical places by coach.

Liverpool is known for its rich history, cultural diversity, and lively music scene. Whilst many members explored the fabulous Albert Dock, taking advantage of the many museums including the Maritime Museum and the Tate, some ventured further into the city visiting St Luke’s (the bombed out church) and the two cathedrals including Liverpool Cathedral, which is the largest cathedral in the UK.

A trip to Mathew Street to see the Cavern Club, where The Beatles performed in their early days, and also the many statues dotted across the city that highlight the amazing musical history of the city were enjoyed by members. A small group disappeared on a ferry ‘cross the Mersey - though maybe with a little less singing!

Overall, a good day in Liverpool was had by all. The city has something to offer for everyone, and was so enjoyed we had plenty of requests for a return trip!

Also, a group of members from the Ripley, Langley Mill and Ilkeston areas headed to the sea-fishing port of Bridlington with Becci Britland, Membership & Community Council and the Officer, Tanya Noon.

The members were excited to be by the seaside and treat themselves to fish and chips, an ice cream and a lovely trip on the mini train.  They also enjoyed their walk along the promenade and on the beach taking in the sea air.  A re-memorable day.  

If you wish to be sent details about our heritage visits please email with your details.  Our next round of visits will be in September.