OUTINGS FOR 2023
Outings will only take place given sufficient support for them to be viable. Bookings should be made with Paul Beardsley by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 07871 975479.
Wednesday, 19th July, 2023
Outing to visit the Great British Car Journey at Ambergate with travel on a 1946 A.E.C. Regal.
Departure will be from Pond Hill, Sheffield, at 1015 hours, to the depot of Vallances Coaches, where it is planned to transfer to KNU446, an immaculately restored A.E.C. Regal I 0662 with Willowbrook bodywork, new to Silver Service, Darley Dale, in 1946, for the short run to their other premises to view vehicles in the 'heritage' fleet.
Following this visit we will continue in KNU446 to the 'Great British Car Journey' at Ambergate. This is a relatively new attraction which opened on 22nd May, 2021, occupying a 4 acre site. The exhibition features over 130 classic cars which illustrate the history of British car design and production from 1922. Your interactive tablet guide will take you through the golden ages of British car design and manufacturing from the Austin Seven through to the Morris Minor, Mini, Ford Escort and everything between.
The Filling Station cafe is fully licensed and provides a full range of freshly prepared hot and cold food, snacks, soup, sandwiches, cakes and scones, along with a range of hot and cold drinks.
MAXIMUM FARE - £59.00 per head.
Thursday, 24th August, 2023
Outing to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway with three course luncheon on The Derbyshire Countryman.
Departure will be from Pond Hill, Sheffield, at 1100 hours, to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway at Wirksworth where there should be time to view the railway displays, artefacts and other rail related curiosities in the recently opened museum, browse the gift shop, visit The Station Cafe or relax in The Apollo Bar for a leisurely drink before boarding The Derbyshire Countryman which departs at 1320 hours for a return trip to Duffield, hauled by one of the railway's diesel locomotives.
Watch the countryside slip by as a three-course luncheon is served at your seat.
Soup of the Day with a fresh Bread Roll
Roast Topside of Derbyshire Beef, homemade Yorkshire Pudding, Roast Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables
Dessert of the Week
Return to Sheffield should be for around 1700 hours.
MAXIMUM FARE - £68.50 per head
Sunday, 1st October, 2023
Another of our popular route recreation outings, this time to Gainsborough.
Departure will be from Pond Hill, Sheffield, at 1030 hours, following as closely as possible the one time Sheffield Joint Omnibus Committee service 85, which ran via Worksop and Retford to Gainsborough.
There will be free time in Gainsborough or take the opportunity to visit to the legendary Gainsborough Model Railway on one of the few days which it is open. This hand-built model is one of the largest '0' gauge model railways in the country and depicts the East Coast Main Line between King's Cross and Leeds Central. The building of the present railway commenced in 1953 and covers 2,500 square feet, has over 1,200 feet of main line track and needs 10 people to operate. The period modelled is from the late 1940's to the end of British Rail steam with acknowledgement to the diesel era. There are over 150 locomotives, 100 coaches, 200 wagons and vans, 150 pieces of pointwork, half a mile of trackwork and 9 stations, of which King's Cross is the jewel in the crown with some incredible fine detail incorporated and can accommodate ten trains. Well worth a visit.
Bookings to Paul Beardsley by email - email@example.com, or text/phone 07871 975479, with emergency contact details for contact in the event of cancellation at short notice due to weather conditions etc..