A day trip to Coventry was a popular addition to the programme of outings arranged by Les Robinson for the Barkwith and District Gardeners Association when the members and friends planned their own way, making a change from the usual designated routine - until the return journey when Les was back to plan with food on the menu as he had booked everyone in at The Elite Fish and Chip Restaurant for the ‘Busman’s Special’!
The weather was perfect for the visit and the coach party, having left East Barkwith early travelled there without a break before arriving at the Coventry Transport Museum in the city centre where free parking was available and an opportunity to enjoy coffee there too.
It is the biggest transport museum in the country and nearly everyone took the opportunity to have a look round as admission is free before they set off to follow their own interests as they explored the city. There was free admission at the Guildhall too while the modern Cathedral, replacing the historic building which was a victim of the bombing raids during the war was also an attraction.
There was also lots of potential for shopping and all too soon it was time to board the coach for the journey home- and the food as they reached the outskirts of Lincoln- with thanks once more to Les for all his work with the organisation of what had been a very successful day. The next coach outing and the last for 2012 in the popular programme of visits that has been organised by Les is to Christmas at Castle Howard near Selby in Yorkshire on Thursday November 29.
All the seats have been booked up well in advance as is usual for the full day trips that he arranges as they attract passengers from a wide surrounding area but there is sometimes last minute cancellations for various reasons.
If you would like to find out if there might be a seat to spare give him a ring on 01673 857063. Les always knows where to find the best food at reasonable prices for his programme too and on this trip supper will be enjoyed at Thompson’s of York, also famous for their fish and chips on the journey home.