A coach full of REMAF members (Retired Masons Fellowship) left Ellesmere Port Masonic Hall early on Monday for their annual summer jaunt, this time they set-off for the sunny Lake District town of Bowness for a boat and train journey around Lake Windermere. First it was all on board the Tern built in 1891 originally steam powered but now converted to diesel for a sail to Lakeside, then across the landing stage to board a 1950’s Lakeside Steam Railway train heading for Haverthwaite, a stop for afternoon tea then a return journey to Lakeside to meet our coach for the trip back home.
Great excitement and nostalgia in glorious sunny weather enjoyed by everyone. On the way home REMAF President Norman Jarvis thanked the organisers for their excellent work and looked forward to another outing with such a happy band of retired Freemasons.
REMAF plan another jaunt to the Stumble Inn at Lake Vyrnwy in North Wales during September, anyone interested in joining the group should make contact with Mike Hendy from Bridgegate Lodge.
On board the Tern as it sails to Lakeside
Time for a quick snack in the glorious sunshine
Thomas the Tank Engine pulled the 1950’s coaches. During the day the train burnt over 1 ton of coal.
The organisers Barbara and Mike Hendy take a break on the steam train.
Mike McGarva checks over the Steam train and chats to the driver
A perfect day out in the sunshine
A full days travel now back home on the coach.