Tuesday, 4 January 2011
No chance of seeing this morning's partial solar eclipse from cloudy Cheshire - we missed the recent lunar eclipse owing to the poor weather, too. We had a very interesting trip on Sunday, though. We went to the Potteries Museum and saw the Staffordshire Hoard. The craftsmanship and artistry of our Anglo-Saxon forebears is amazing, and it was a real privilege to see it. It is free admission at the museum, and well worth a visit, as the cliche goes. The museum also has a fantastic collection of Staffordshire pottery and china, and there were some lovely pieces of Regency date, including a huge Wedgwood bowl made to commemorate the Peace of Amiens.