MBs’ Trip Up the Nile
In 1873, Marianne Brocklehurst, daughter of a Macclesfield silk manufacturer, set off for Egypt with her companion Mary Booth (together, they were known as the MBs), her teenage nephew Alfred and servant George. They sailed the Nile in a boat they renamed ‘Bagstones’ after their home in Wincle, visited tombs, bazaars, made friends with other travellers and Egyptologists, and collected a wealth of incredible artefacts.
A talented artist, Marianne captured many of their experiences and the sights they saw in her illustrated diary and sketchbooks. This exhibition brings together for the first time her collection alongside her drawings and diary excerpts, revealing her wit and giving real insight to this fascinating woman.
Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.
The Old Sunday School, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Cheshire SK11 6UT
Thu 8 Feb 2018 to Sat 7 Apr 2018