Chinese Government Locomotive
|Queen Adelaide's Carraige|
After lunch at the station buffet we wandered to the see the 4 Royal coaches – these are so sumptuous, I really wanted to go inside and not just look through the windows. The oldest belonged to Queen Adelaide (wife of King William IV) and dates from 1830’s, the next belonged to Queen Victoria, then one for King Edward VII and finally the one that was used by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother).
Our next port of call was the York Wheel which we can see from Mary H. It is 53 metres high and you can see the whole city and far beyond. There was quite a breeze blowing and we did wobble a bit! (I’m afraid the photo is a bit blurred as it was taken through glass).
We can’t really leave Millie inside a metal tube with all the windows and doors closed when it is so hot so we came back and threw everything open so that we could have “cool cat” and not a “cat on a hot tin roof”!! I wasn't complaining anyway as I am really enjoying Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier so it gave me chance to read another couple of chapters.