Additional links to points of interest and referenced sites

These are some of the items you will see in upcoming blogs:

York – 

In York you will find a walled city, the York Minister, York Museum,  with examples of cobbled stones streets replicated on display. 285 more words

History Of York

In praise of LNER Flying Scotsman

Owen and I today had a priceless experience – stepping onto the footplate of the world’s most famous railway engine, Flying Scotsman, at York’s magnificent… 288 more words


The Railway Children


York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum

Encore Cinema Screening


I saw this play when it opened in 2008, and was blown away by the site-specific production: the idea of staging it inside the National Railway Museum, once realised, seemed at once audacious and really bloody obvious. 402 more words


York. Walking through time.

I hadn’t noticed that I was missing the rural landscape until I was two hours up the road. Having departed London in a frenzy after a combination of trains, busses and all-out sprinting, I hardly recognized the nature of my thoughts at all. 1,077 more words

The Return of Flying Scotsman

There was a time not so long ago when the most frequent question you got asked working at the National Railway Museum was, ‘Where is Flying Scotsman?’ This probably even came in ahead of ‘Where are the toilets?’ And of course ‘Where is Thomas?’ 534 more words

Museums And Heritage

Do Museums Have Value?

Apparently not much! In recent weeks I have heard of the closure of at least two museums in the north-east of England with which I have had connections. 655 more words