On Saturday 26th April a coach load of parishioners left St. John's at 8.30 a.m. bound for York. We were blessed with warm dry weather and arrived safely. On arrival everybody dispersed to sample the delights of the city in their own way. Many visited the Minster some even climbing to the top of the tower to experience the breathtaking 360 degree views of the city. As well as enjoying the shops and cafes people visited such attractions as the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum and at least one person went on a sight seeing boat trip. Walking the walls was another popular pastime.
With so much to do the day sped by but everybody managed to get back to the coach at our pre- arranged departure time. We were all looking forward to the meal that we knew Joyce would have ready for us on our arrival back at the Church Hall.
However, that was when our troubles began! A fault with one of the hatch covers on the coach (which kept flying open) neccessitated us stopping more than once and finally pulling in to a service station. As you can see John had a good idea how to fix the problem which in the end was solved with a large elastic band and some gaffer tape!!
When we finally got back we were starving and particularly appreciaitve of the meal which Joyce had had to turn up and down repeatedly as she received conflicting progress reports of our progress as the coach hiccoughed it's way back to Birkdale!
It was an interesting way for Cath to celebrate her 65th birthday!!!