Retiring, March 2020 - sorry, you have missed our final public course.
The Coronavirus situation has lead us to suspend public training - which was on the cards anyway, with no plans to resume
Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc
Happily continuing private consultancy / programming work
So sad to see you go
We love people to come and stay at Well House Manor
and learn on our public courses
, but we're always sad to see them go. Which might be why I have a number of pages on this site about getting to Melksham
but very few about getting home after your course
, and I have been tipped the wink that I should add something to our "Getting Home" resource page
as it's rather empty at the moment!
If you're staying at the hotel
, we ask you to check out by 11 a.m. unless you've made prior arrangements ... but if we know ahead of time we can often extend. And we can always look after your luggage for you during the day, and give you a cup of coffee if you're waiting around, and a lift up to the station if you're booked on the evening train to Swindon and beyond.
If you're on a public course
, we'll usually aim to finish at about half past four or quarter to five, to at least give you a chance to get on the road before the five O'Clock rush. But if all the delegates want me to keep talking, I can do so ... and if someone needs to leave early - perhaps to catch a flight from Bristol airport - I can usually make sure that the final subjects are re-ordered so that delegates don't miss anything vital to them individually.
If you're leaving after a course by TRAIN ...please don't plan to catch anything before the 16:55 London train at Chippenham (we can usually give you a lift, and at worst get you a taxi).
If you're leaving BRISTOL airport after a course, we can arrange a taxi for you and we'll suggest that you don't book a flight that leaves until 18:30 or later (but we appreciate that flights are not as frequent as trains, and you may decide to go a little earlier)
By BUS, there's a service at just after 17:00 from the stop in front of Well House Manor, into Bath and the hourly service from Chippenham to Trowbridge calls as the Market Square into the early evening.
If you're driving ... we can help with directions. When guests and delegates arrive, they usually leave the M4 at Chippenham as that's our closest connection to the motorway network, but we have some tips and techniques for people to find alternative and more pleasant routes back ...
... to South London via Stonehenge and the A303
... to West London via the Marlborough Downs an the old coaching road
... to the Midlands via the Roman Fosse Way - straight and avoiding towns
But it's not "Goodbye", it's "Adieu" ... you're welcome to email questions and let us know how you're getting on - and you're more than welcome to come and stay again - indeed, we welcome delegates back at the weekends at the same favourable rate they enjoyed when they stayed on their course during the week.
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesG304 - Well House Consultants - Getting home 
Well House Consultants - Public Training Course times for 2014 - (2013-12-26) 
Melksham to London (Heathrow, and Central London) - (2010-06-02) 
Every cloud has a silver lining - (2010-04-16) 
At the end of the course - (2009-08-19) 
Getting home from Melksham - (2009-06-19)G402 - Well House Consultants - Private courses at Melksham 
Table Topics - (2008-11-22) 
Customer takes over class, and I am delighted - (2007-02-15) 
Course Joining package - updated - (2006-11-20) 
Courses at Well House Manor - (2006-10-19) 
Training Centre Pictures - (2006-03-09)
Some other Articles
Load Balancing - Hardware or Software?A good time to travelRules for a KingSpeaking all the languagesSo sad to see you goMelksham, Wiltshire. Town Crier Competition, 2009One Cheer for Local Democracy - Asda in MelkshamWalk to BowerhillLearning to program as a part of your jobSite24x7 prowls uninvited
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