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MBs' Trip Up the Nile

From 30/10/2017 to 02/08/2018

14/03/2018 - 19/03/2018

The Old Sunday School, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6UT

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.

Vicky Griffiths

01625 613210

Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm


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