Daily Archives: May 11, 2011

North Bay Railway & Peasholm

North Bay Railway around 2.5 miles from the Crown Spa Hotel, just walk round the North Marine Drive that you can see tailing off round the back of the lighthouse, when looking down to the South Bay from in front of the Hotel. Date visited Easter 2011.

Trip suitable for all the family (disabled access available) If your youngsters are ‘train obsessed’ like mine, then this trip is for you…

North Bay Railway have been operating trains since 1931, taking passengers from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations, offering beautiful views of Scarborough’s North Bay.

North Bay Railway Things to Do in Scarborough

Toot-Toot Train Entering the Station!

The line operated by the North Bay Railway Company Ltd, offers a wide range of attractions as well as the railway, including the Glass House Bistro, Boating Lake and Historic Water Chute. Glass House cafe is opposite the train station: opening times 10am-4.30pm Mon-Fri Sat sun 10am-5. 

Children’s events take place throughout the year including Santa Specials, Themed Weekends, (Teddy Bear’s Express, Hallow screen) Xmas Santa express they are also open every weekend and daily from the 2nd of April onwards

Glass House Cafe

Nice place for a break and a Rest, sitdown and relax.

 

 

 

First train: 11:00am mid week and 10:30am at Weekends & Peak Times.

When:
On the hour and xx.30 from Peasholm Park and xx.15 and xx.45 from Scalby Mills. At peak times, every 15 minutes

Until: 4:00pm

Child Single £2.00

Adults Single £2.60

Child Return £2.50

Adult Return £3.10

Prices at the lovely Glass house, just opposite the train station, vary from £4.95 for a baguette, cakes from £2.60, main meals £7.25, and £1.60 tea, or large cappuccino £2.25 and cold drinks from £1.80.

Health & Fitness in the news – 11/05/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Anti-terror drill goes ahead at 2012 Olympic Village – London Evening Standard

An anti-terrorism exercise was carried out at the London Olympics Village, police confirmed. The drill, staged over three days at the accommodation complex, involved the Metropolitan Police, other emergency services and the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
London Evening Standard

Health and Lifestyle

1. Are Coffee Drinkers Less Prone to Aggressive Breast Cancer? – Health Finder

Women who drink a substantial amount of coffee each day may lower their risk for developing a particular type of breast cancer, Swedish researchers say. Their study linked consumption of five or more cups of coffee a day to a relatively marked reduction in the non-hormone-responsive disease known as ER-negative breast cancer. However, coffee consumption did not appear to lower the risk for developing ER-positive breast cancer, a hormone-responsive estrogen receptor form of the disease.
Health Finder

2. Paracetamol ‘link’ to blood cancer – The Telegraph

Scientists say people over 50 who take the painkiller on most days of the week are increasing their chance of getting blood cancer over a 10-year period from about one to two per cent. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle drew their conclusions after following nearly 65,000 initially healthy older men and women from across Washington State over an average of six years.
The Telegraph

3.   Finger length clue to motor neurone disease –  BBC News

Researchers measured the finger length of 110 people, including 47 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the most common form of the disease. The study, in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, suggests a link between a longer fourth finger relative to the index finger and ALS.
BBC News