The Grail Court Hotel
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... from the pits of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to the towns of the East Midlands. It was a success from the start and its success kept it going in the face of competition from the railways. Gradually
though, trade dropped off as feeder canals closed and the last commercial narrowboat delivered its cargo in 1952. Ten years later the top section of canal was closed. The main line from Long Eaton to Langley Mill, which is what was left, was re-classified ...
... to! Last year's scholars certainly set the bar high. Thanks guys.....no really....thanks :-S
As one of last year's candidates stated "Buckle up-you're in for a ride"...I have taken that as the indication to seriosuly knuckle down and firm up my scholarship plans. So to those of you kind enough to read this, watch this space!
... br> Ian tells me we have some of his work friends from Belgium following our travels on this Blog. Feel free to make some comments everyone!
2 more sleeps in my own bed then, before I start having to share with one of The Chuckle Brothers. Must remember to pack my Chastity Belt!
I think we are all ready to go now. All looking forward to our Trip - it should be a good 10 days.
... April and the following months have been a whirlwind of preparation. Including the Nottinghamshire Roosevelt Scholarship celebration event and a visit with the other four Scholars to the US embassy in London. (See attached photos). I will keep you up to date with my whereabouts via this blog. You can also keep track of me on twitter @DurnanSarah. Just about sorted, just the packing to ...
... and we had a lovely lunch, walked back to Fiona's had another coffee before setting off for a drive through the Cotswolds on our way home. We stopped in a village called Stanton and had a walk around the idyllic village with lovely views of the countryside. We drove through a couple more small villages then stopped at Broadway for a wander and an ice cream. Back to home-base ...