Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Group Trip to Bakewell

An organisation that I particularly like working with is Vista, which provides services for the visually impaired.

Phil Ferris organises activities for Vista members around Leicestershire and Rutland.

After I had given a talk to the Loughborough group, they asked if I could take them out on a Coach Trip, and of course I was delighted to do so.

So we set out from John Storer House in the morning, and travelled up into Derbyshire, where I was able to give a commentary.

We stopped in the morning at Denby Pottery, where everybody was able to get tea, coffee, cakes etc, and then drove through the gentle countryside and through some interesting small towns such as Belper and Wirksworth.

The final destination was the lovely market town of Bakewell. I took the group on a short stroll around the town, beside the lovely River Wye, and talked about the famous Bakewell Pudding, which was invented by accident.

Everybody was delighted that I had arranged for a meal at the Original Bakewell Pudding Shop. This has a good restaurant upstairs (we all enjoyed the meal), and of course facilities for purchasing the pudding itself in the shop. Lots of the group took a pudding home!