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A First Class Day Out


with thanks to Stephanie Diggon

(updated 20 July 2018)

A coachload of members of Elizabeth House and helpers enjoyed a splendid day out at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, thanks to the generosity of a local benefactor.


Their first stop was the excellent café in the Visitor Centre for refreshments and home made cakes to which they later returned for a buffet lunch. 


There was plenty to see and learn across the extensive site.  Amongst the attractions was a Travelling Post Office where they could learn about the Great Train Robbery which took place nearby in 1963 and sort envelopes under expert guidance.


By common consent the highlight was a short steam train ride (Elizabeth House manager Miriam Blazey had arranged the visit on a ‘steaming day’).  Riding in old fashioned railway carriages with a corridor certainly brought memories back to many.


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