A party of 24 club members, wives and friends enjoyed a 5-day holiday (Monday -Friday) in early June this year travelling by coach and staying in a Warner’s Hotelat Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales. The holiday was organised by the Club Speakers’ Secretary Jeff Rushworth in liaison with G-Line Tours Ltd, a local coach tour company, who provided our exclusive coach and a first class door to door service for both passengers and luggage. The tour began evan before we crossed the Welsh/English border with a 3-hour stop on route for lunch and free time for sightseeing /shopping in the historic city of Chester. The Bodelwyddan Hotel, our base for the week,provided excellent acconmodation and food throughout our stay and fotunately , the weather was kind to us all week.
The second day provided an eventful and fascinating experience with a surprisingly long and thoroughly delightful journey by minature -gauge railway from Portmadog to Blaenau Festinog -followed by a scenic voach trip back to our hotel via the glorious countryside of the River Conwy Valley.
During the course of the rest of the week we also enjoyed a most intersting tour crossing the Menai Strait to the Isle of Anglesey where we looked in vain for druids but saw much else to see and experience. This was followed by a full day wandering at liesure in the delightful seaside resort of Llandudno. Even the journey home wards on the final day was broken via a cross-country diversion to the lanes of Staffordshire in order to visit the Wedgewood Museum where we admired the range of delicate (and expensive) crockery on view. Needless to say we trod carefully there. Then it was on back northwards to Cleveleys whence we all went our different ways courtesey of individual transport provided by G-Line Coach Tours.
Next Year? – probaly G-Line Tours and another Warner’s hotel