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Soap Opera 2016
Soap Opera 2016
Holiday dates : 18th to 24th June 2016
Holidaying are: James, Claire, Pam, Jenny & Hilary, with Sabine, David & Geraint.
Saturday 18th June

We arrived at our hotel in York. After unpacking we met up for dinner which we thoroughly enjoyed. James is looking forward to visiting York Minster tomorrow. 
York Minster Sunday  19th June

Today we had a lovey day out in York, visiting York Minster, which is the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. York old town had lots of little teashops. Later we got all dressed up for dinner and Jenny wore her favourite trousers.
Monday 20th June

Today we visited Goathland village and parish in the Scarborough District of North Yorkshire. It has a steam operated railway line. We also visited 1960’s period series “Heartbeat” location filmed from 1991-2009. We visited the most famous locations in Goathland including the Hotel, the garage and a few shops. We took pictures of the Abbey of Whitby ruin a Benedictine Abbey overlooking the North Sea. It was disestablished during Henry the VIII’s Dissolution of he Monasteries.
Steam Train 
Wool Pack  Tuesday 21st June

Today we did the Emmerdale tour, Yorkshire Dales and Esholt. We had lunch at the “Woolpack’ pub, walked to the church and post office. James enjoyed his burger at the pub. We walked directly above the lovely spa town of Ilkley. There was a chance to buy souvenirs.
Wednesday 22nd June

We visited the summer wine exhibition and gift shop in Holm Faith. This is dedicated to the world’s longest running T.V comedy. It’s inside Compo’s house! We saw an incredible range of photographs and display information capturing the many characters. On our way there we saw lots of dry stone walling, beautiful cottages and Pennine moorland.
Soap Opera Trip 
Last day  Thursday 23rd June

“All creatures great and small.” James Wight wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot, popular writer of the 20th centaury. We all visited Think-North Yorkshire, a historic market town and museum full of books and life. The 1940s period house was the original practice of James Herriot. In the evening we had dinner out at the Toby Carvery. We are going home tomorrow but we all enjoyed our holiday.
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