|Rochdale War Memorial|
We also visited the Rochdale Museum and Art Gallery, which is inexplicably called Touchstones. (What's wrong with "Museum & Art Gallery"? At least people know what that means.) It's housed in a purpose-built Art Nouveau building with some beautiful stained glass.
|Rochdale Museum & Art Gallery|
And we found some knitting too - over the entrance to the museum was a stripy piece of knit graffiti, made by artist Sophie Horton for an exhibition of contemporary knitting and crochet. I'm sorry to have missed the exhibition, but this piece (called Front Cover - get it?) has been left in place. The Touchstones blog has a post about Sophie Horton installing the knitting, and her ideas in designing it.
|Front Cover - knit graffiti over the entrance|