Happy days in York for Tongham villagers

Pamela Warman, GTO for the Tongham Village Group in Surrey, enjoyed a four-day break to York at the end of last year with 47 members.

Outside the Newington Hotel.

Outside the Newington Hotel.

“We stayed at the Newington Hotel by York Racecourse,” says Pamela. “The group first went here 20 years ago and the hospitality and food was again excellent. It really is a lovely hotel.”
On the Saturday, the coach from Farnham Coaches, the company that arranged the trip with the help of T4 Travel near Cambridge, took the group into Whitby. “There was so much to see and do here and most of the group took advantage of the open-top bus service operated by City Sightseeing,” says Pamela. “It was the best one we’d ever been on with spectacular cliff top views.”
The Sunday turned out to be very wet so the group stayed in York and explored at their own leisure. “Some of the group went to York Minster, where we had been 20 years previously. It has a special connection with Tongham as many years ago, one of the village’s vicars eventually went on to become Archbishop of York,” explains Pamela.
On Monday it was homeward bound and the group left via the mighty Humber Bridge. “Our driver, Richard, who only works weekends especially for our group (!), agreed to take us back this way. He’s a lovely driver and has really become another member of the group over the years,” states Pamela. “Farnham Coaches do a lot of the work for me on my trips and, as usual, were great to deal with on this occasion.”