Tuesday 18th June 2019 will be Herriot Country at Kings Cross London when the World of James Herriot and the Herriot Country Tourism group presents ‘Welcome to Herriot Country’
Where: Kings Cross Station, London – When: Tuesday 18th June 2019, 7am to 5pm.
A team from The World of James Herriot, Grand Central Rail and Herriot Country Tourism Group will be descending on Kings Cross London on Tuesday 18th June for an event that will celebrate the author James Herriot (Alf Wight OBE) and to promote Herriot Country for holidays and short breaks.
An exhibition of Herriot Country in North Yorkshire with ‘Flavours of Herriot Country’ will be held on Kings Cross concourse for the whole of the day, including morning and evening commute times. Visitors will be encouraged to enter a prize draw for a ‘Breakaway to Herriot Country’ courtesy of the Herriot Country partners.
The exhibition will include exhibition pieces from the World of James Herriot, a selection of local ‘Flavours of Herriot’, including artisan chocolate makers Inspired Chocolate of Leyburn, a selection of Herriot Country craft beers from the Wensleydale Brewery, plus, Richmond’s ‘Mad Hatter Tea Company’ with samples of specialist teas and coffees. Information about Herriot Country Tourism group members, holiday options and details about the area in general and leaflets encouraging short breaks in Herriot Country will be distributed.
“This is our fourth year of meeting Londoners and travellers at Kings Cross who learn directly about Herriot Country and how easy it is to reach by rail and especially via Grand Central whose service stops at Thirsk and Northallerton in the heart of Herriot Country and North Yorkshire. We are very grateful to Grand Central Railway, Network Rail and our partners from Herriot Country for their generous support of this initiative.” said Ian Ashton, managing director of the World of James Herriot and chairman of the Herriot Country Tourism Group.
In addition to the Herriot team, the entourage will include representatives from Grand Central Railway whose services from London stop at York Thirsk and Northallerton in Herriot Country.
The alliance will demonstrate to Londoners and travellers passing through Kings Cross the many benefits and reason for visiting Herriot Country in North Yorkshire.
Ian Ashton adds:
“We are delighted to be working with Grand Central Railway to share the good news about Herriot Country. We will also be encouraging people to learn about the James Herriot Foundation Trust, which provides support for veterinary nurses.”