The ladies and volunteers from the Wednesday English class had a great outing to Ilkley a few months back. We went on the train from Foster Square Station, feeling very proud as each person was able to ask for their ticket.
We saw and described the changing scenery on our journey, arriving just in time for coffee at the very welcoming Christchurch Cafe. We commented on the individually decorated china cups and saucers. We just looked in the window at The Betty’s tearooms and admired their window display. We walked down through the covered pavillion, posing for a group photo on the Victorian staircase. We then had a fantastic spread for our care and share lunch. Most people were able to sample something new, from tuna sandwiches to fruits and vegetables. Not forgetting the chips and maderia cake. We then walked by the river and greeted the ducks. We even had time to visit a charity shop on the way back to the station, where some were able to treat themselves. We arrived back in Bradford just as it had stopped raining and were able to walk back across town through the familiar shopping precinct and near to where some of our ladies lived. All in all a very enjoyable day!
Written by Jill O’Donnell (Women’s English Conversation Class Volunteer)