Saturday, 17 January 2009

New Year Luncheon

The Circle gathered today for its New Year luncheon beginning the exciting programme of activities for 2009. To preserve the railway theme we met outside Glasgow Queen Street station (although our liking for railways was somewhat dampened by the 2009 fare rises - another 10p on my return ticket to Glasgow) and then proceeded to the nearby North British Hotel (or the Glasgow Millennium Hotel as the current owners insist on calling it). There we had an enjoyable lunch and discussed our plans for the year ahead. We agreed that our next activity would be a visit to Model Rail Scotland in February followed by some Railway related films.

After lunch we retired to Glasgow Central station for a short tour and discussion of yesteryear there, after which we took coffee in one of the station's many refreshment rooms and watched the typical Glasgow scenes unfold outside the windows. 

A pleasant day was had by all.