Friday, 25 November 2011
National Railway Museum,York and Vikki Harris
Not only is the National Railway Museum the engine shed to lots of trains they also have conference facilities there.Welcome to Yorkshire held its AGM there on Monday. First we had time to catch up with other members and take a look at the trains. It was lovely and warm in this huge building. It is free to enter and makes for an ideal place to go if the weather is not so kind. It has good parking facilities and certainly worth a visit. Their catering is very good and I certainly enjoyed my lunch. After lunch some of us were lucky enough to get on one of the training courses in the afternoon. An interesting mix with a lady from the Wilf Ward Trust who had self catering from disabled in Filey to a lady gardener from the RHS Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate. Harlow Carr is a place I have to admit I have never been. It sounded so intersting and will have to go on my do list for 2012. The session was lead by Vikki Harris from Welcome to Yorkshire who explained what is up and coming for the coming year.Stats,graphs and the like -but very interesting all the same.Vikki was very patient with us all as things kept getting slightly detoured. I am sure we will benefit if we take on board what she told us. So its full steam ahead.