After returning to face-to-face activities at Entelechy Arts, our first couple of Meet Me on the Move trips have involved organisations such as The Horniman Museum and Chelsea Physic Garden coming to meet us in Deptford and bringing with them interesting objects, facts and stories.
But in October, thanks to City Bridge Trust who kindly arranged for us some tickets, we were able to take our members to an iconic London site – Tower Bridge.
Once our hearts had stopped racing, we visited the original Victorian steam engine room which operated the bridge for many decades. It’s a feat of engineering that fascinated us all and some in the group could have spent all day reading about it and inspecting.
It was an exciting day for us all – to get out and about, for the first time in a long time, and experience something new. For most people in the group this was the first-time visiting Tower Bridge, and some didn’t realise it was open to visitors. We felt like tourists in our own city and got to wonder at one of its many impressive sites.
Philip sent us a lovely card the following week: “Just a big THANK YOU, for the afternoon at Tower Bridge & for caring and looking after us. I enjoyed it very much.”
Artist Shane Waltener, who accompanied us on this fun trip, made some beautiful scarves with a design including words and drawings from members. You can view his report below which includes more photos of the scarves.
Meet Me on the Move is generously supported by City Bridge Trust.