Saturday, 3 September 2011

A grand day out at Crich

Yesterday the whole family and I went to Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire - which is a great dog-friendly day out.

Dogs can even have a ride on the beautifully-restored trams which drive up and down the Victorian street they have recreated.

There are more trams in sheds having a rest. They take it in turns to come out for some exercise I think.

The main reason we went was because a few months ago the Lady Of The House was asked to record a voice-over for a new exhibition area. The George Stephenson Workshop Discovery Centre includes a section about the people who had the dirty job of sweeping up all the horse muck from the streets when trams and carts were all pulled by horses.

If you walk up to this model of a young girl who did this mucky job in London in Victorian times.....

.... it has a motion-activated sensor and starts playing a recording of this girl talking about her job...and it is the LOTH doing a Cockney accent! COR BLIMEY, MARY POPPINS!! And all that. She says her accent is a lot better than Dick Van Dyke's (whoever he is). The Man Of The House said he wouldn't have known it was her if he hadn't been told! As you may know, the LOTH enjoys performing with the Little Theatre Company so she LOVED doing this too.

Also at the tramway museum, away from the streets there are some lovely woodland walks you can enjoy. As you can see, me and the MOTH kept our heads down to make sure we didn't miss anything interesting on the ground.

But when you do look up the views across the Derbyshire countryside are wonderful.

There are some sculptures as you walk round too. I liked this goat one. I don't know why some people say I look like a goat. I don't look like this one.

A lot of the site used to be a quarry, and you can still see some of the quarry works.

I had a lovely time but I was very tired afterwards, and when they family enjoyed a pub lunch I just had a little zzzz under the table. (Notice how the MOTH makes sure I can't change my mind and go anywhere by keeping my lead firmly under his foot!)

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buttersthelilyorkiepoo said...

Going on dog-friendly outings and then crashing afterwards is the best, isn't it? So cool that your mom was asked to do a voice over!

tubby3pug said...

What a cool dog friendly outing, very nice

Hiking Hounds said...

What a great day out. It looks like such a nice area.

Anonymous said...

Oh Winnie it looks like you had a grand time! But no I don't think you look anything like a goat! Why who would say such a thing? I think you are quite a lovely girl!

woos, Tessa

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a lovely place to visit!!! Goat??? No, remember you are a kangaroo lookalike:)

Have a great weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tucker The Crestie said...

What a great outing! What did the Humans have for lunch, and did they give you a bite?

Benny and Lily said...

some Bunny looks tired from a big day
Benny & Lily

Amber DaWeenie said...

A very nice place to have a very nice day. Looks like you had lots of fun, Winnie!


Sophie said...

Looks like a truly gorgeous day out. I'll have to remember it if I'm ever in Derbyshire!

scotsmad said...

Congrats to LOTH for getting the part. Looks like a terrific day out.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Winnie, that looks like a great place to go! You really do look very pretty with that pink collar and leash!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

Mr. Pip said...

Winnie, you don't look anything like that goat - especially with that pretty pink collar. Did you really get to ride in that tram!!!

Your pal, Pip

Kolchak Puggle said...

That sons like a lovely day Winnie, hough I don't know that I would care for being compared to a GOAT of all things! It is very neat that the LOTH got to do the vi over for the neat statue though. Very cool indeed. She is fancy!

Sue said...

What a fab place and nice that they are dog friendly.

How fab that you got to do the voice over.

Kristin G. said...

You can always tell a good time was had by the pass-out photos that follow! Very cool that the LOTH got to lend her voice to the exhibit. :)