There was a Midland Breakfast Club meeting at the British Ironworks Museum at Oswestry this Sunday and we thought would go along. This meeting used to be held at RAF Cosford but we stopped going because it was so very cold there and seeking warmth in the Museum was very interesting but palled a bit after many attendances.
We used the visit as an opportunity to visit my Mum in Buckley on Saturday and got up early on Sunday for the meet. It was very easy to find as the Museum is on the main A5 and Peanut had driven past it many times when she had been fetching my Mum down for a visit.
As we drove in everyone was very friendly and we parked up next to an ironwork bull – there were many animal sculpture casts all over the grounds. It was quite cold so we moved amongst the cars towards the bacon/sausage baps with some speed. The eating area was very eclectic with leather sofas, ironwork birdcages, all sorts of unusual ornaments and above all covered and out of the wind. The tea or coffee was free which was delightful.
We walked across the field to look more closely at some of the animals there, in particular the Iron giraffes as Peanut has a “thing” for Jaffies as she calls them. We just grabbed a photo of them before it started to rain so we headed back into the ironworks shop which was full of wonderful knick knacks you don’t really need including a monstrous ironwork spider which you had to walk under. Everything was very well displayed and the whole place was bursting with stuff. The mix of Breakfast club cars juxtaposed with the wares of the Ironworks really does work well and between them it made for a very enjoyable morning.
There was a small display of birds of prey which I think probably perform in better weather, but were just sitting on this perches today. Anyway check out the photos that Peanut grabbed of them they look fair dandy to my eyes.
Pea managed to steer me out without buying anything and we headed back to the car and continued on our way home. All in all a lovely place for a look round and a snack if you are close by. Click on the photo below to view the album of photos from the day.