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2006 Blair Atholl Patrol Jamborette

Day 6 - July 16th - York
























Sunday morning after breakfast we took the York Coastliner bus to Eden Camp in nearby Malton. 

Eden Camp was a prisoner-of-war camp for German and Italian soldiers during World War Two. It has been converted into a museum about the War, with each of the huts housing a very well-done display about a particular period or aspect of the War. 

We had lunch in the cafeteria at Eden Camp (the menu was determined by Black Market Availability, according to the sign, but quite good for all that).

On our way out, the Scouts had to try an antiaircraft gun, just in case. 

The bus dropped us off at the train station in York, a short walk to the National Railway Museum, our next stop. 

On our way through the station, a man ran up to the group and stopped us. It turns out that he was from the Smuggler's Adventure in Hastings. One of our Scouts had forgotten the change from a Travelers Cheque in the gift shop there. They knew we were going on to York over the weekend (I'd spent some time talking to the folks there while the Scouts were shopping), so he came up to find us and return the change. I must say we were all very impressed, and a very big "Thank You" is due to everyone at the Smuggler's Adventure!

The National Railway Museum is huge - the largest in the world, according to its website. The two main buildings house dozens of locomotives and cars from the original Stephenson's Rocket through modern high-speed intercity trains. 

We were lucky enough to arrive just in time to be let into some of the passenger cars. At right is David on the Orient Express - or, at least, one of its cars. 

Below, part of the Museum's roundtable

Sunday evening we caught the train from York to Edinburgh - the GPS clocked the train at 127 MPH at one point!

Hamish Leal met us at Waverly Station, and all 15 of us, plus gear, crammed into a 15-passenger minibus for the mercifully short trip to the 133d and 150th Haymarket Scout Group Scout Hall. 

 

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