THE BOARD said the train was going to Wakefield Westgate, on the front of the train
it said Wakefield Westgate, but, being somewhat wary by now about trains, I asked
the man on the seat opposite and he confirmed, yes, it was going to Wakefield Westgate.
It did indeed go to Wakefield Westgate; but via Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield,
Mirfield and Wakefield Kirkgate. A 44 mile detour for what - on a direct train -
is a 10 mile journey. So, although we were expecting a 15 minute journey, we were
touring West Yorkshire for 2 hours.
It’s a great opportunity to take in the scenery - unless, like we were on Friday
evening, you’re hoping to be back home in time for Gardeners World!
Tulip drawn at the Stirrup restaurant, Howarth, on Friday - we can recommend the
rosti with ham and cheese! (finished off with a blowtorch by the chef).