Important telephone numbers
Here are some useful numbers for visitors to York. The STD code for all is 01904.
Bus information - 551400
Left luggage service - 656161
National Rail Enquiries - 08457 484950
NHS Walk in Centre (health problems) 674557
Police (non emergency) 0845 606 0247
Police, Ambulance, Fire (emergency) 999
One memory I have is going into a china shop in the middle of town. All the famous makers were there from Wedgwood to Spode. Anyway, the building it was in must have been at least 400 years old if not older. It was weird because the ceilings were low and the floors slanted this way and that. Although a fairly small place, the narrow stairwells and half-stories made it easy to lose one's orientation. It almost felt like I was walking in a carnival fun house. Made me wonder what the feng shui principles would say about a place like this!
Recipe: Yorkshire teacakes
500g strong flour
40g lard or butter
140ml cold milk
140ml boiling water
2 tsp instant dried yeast
1 tsp salt
Mix flour, sugar, currants, yeast and salt. Pour water over fat and allow to melt, then mix in milk. Add to dry ingredients and mix well. Cover with damp cloth and leave to rise in a warm placce for about an hour, until doubled in size. Knead lightly, divide into six and shape into flattened rounds. Place on a greased baking tray and cover with a damp cloth. Leave to prove for another hour, or until doubled in size. Bake for 10-15 min. at 220 degr. celsius.
Brilliant day out for any age. Second world war memorabilia, sounds morbid but it is great, even a mess hut for lunches, very reasonable and good choice of food.Takes at least 2/3 hours to see all the huts, and the outside displays of aircraft etc. Approx £5.00 entrance fee but it was a couple of years ago that I went.Highly recommended.
A few miles south of York on the A19 or a short train journey on a Hull bound train is the market town of Selby.
The town is dominated by its famous Abbey founded in 1069 by Benedict. It is one of England's largest parish churches and a notable feature is the 14th century Washington window.
Unfortunatly there is not a great deal more to see in the town other than a reasonable shopping centre but the town is well worth a visit on market day on a Monday when there is a 120 stall market. However the best time to visit the market on bank holiday Mondays when the market is much bigger and becomes one of the north of England's largest markets. Thousands of people attend and the atmosphere is of a carnival atmosphere.