Home Accessibility Courses Twitter The Mouth Facebook Resources Site Map About Us Contact
 
For 2021 - online Python 3 training - see ((here)).

Our plans were to retire in summer 2020 and see the world, but Coronavirus has lead us into a lot of lockdown programming in Python 3 and PHP 7.
We can now offer tailored online training - small groups, real tutors - works really well for groups of 4 to 14 delegates. Anywhere in the world; course language English.

Please ask about private 'maintenance' training for Python 2, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, etc.
Report - day trip from Swindon / Chippenham / Melksham to Weymouth

We had a fantastic day out in Weymouth - a train that was "nearly every seat taken" by the time it got to Westbury on the way down, a great time had by all in Weymouth, and a good ride back in the evening. In fact we got a real holiday atmosphere, with a number of people coming for their second time, and many more looking to re-so the trip sometime this month.

This is very much a "trial" service - and learning from experience the return train was longer than the previous week, and we had more provision on the ground at Weymouth on the return to help people with information about which was the right train (and carriages) for them to get into.

Swindon to Weymouth was one of the traditional routes taken for day trips in the past, being an old main line route from the early days of the railways. The magnificent uptake that we've had on very limited publicity confirms a latent demand that we've suspected but (until this summer) been unable to confirm. This proof of usage has further implications too - it provides further evidence to help validate the methodology used to work out what's an appropriate service for the Swindon - Westbury section of the line (and then the service on to Salisbury) and makes our case even more robust for 11 trains each way (Swindon - Salisbury via Chippenham, Melksham, Trowbridge, Westbury, Dilton Marsh and Warminster) in the next franchise for which the specification is currently being prepared at the Department for Transport. That casework has revealed some quite startling conclusions, such as the fact that the 3 trains that run in commuter time from Warminster / Westbury / Trowbridge / Melksham to Swindon would probably be running "nearly every seat taken" within a very short time of the service being improved to that level.

The Weymouth service runs again on Sundays until the end of this month - from Swindon at 08:20, Chippenham at 08:35, Melksham at 08:45 and Trowbridge at 08:55 to Weymouth. It gets to Weymouth at a quarter to eleven, and returns at 5 to six. There's no need to change trains on the way down or back, and the fare from Swindon in just 15.60 per adult / 7.80 per child. For groups of 3 or more, a Groupsave ticket makes it even cheaper, as 3 or 4 adults can travel for the price of 2, and children pay just 1 pound each.

Weymouth is a very traditional beach destination ... Punch and Judy, Amusement Arcades, Donkey Rides, Open Top buses and much more including (of course) sand


There's great beauty and a lot of history too - here at the Nothe Fort - a "Palmerston Folly" as you'll learn from the exhibition there - you can see over the bay, to the cliffs of the Jurassic coast, and watch the sailing in the bay, and the high speed catamaran to the Channel Islands arrive and leave.


Weymouth has all manner of places you can eat indoors and outdoors - on a fine day, enjoy the harbour.


For a good friend of mine, who's a connisseur of the English Breakfast, I offer Moby Dick's on the seafront - just a couple of hundred yards from the railway station when we arrived


Crabbing off the stone pier


And if all of this is too much for you ... just relax and enjoy the sun

(written 2011-08-07, updated 2011-08-08)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
Z201 - Holidays and Business Trips
  [65] Ireland - (2004-09-27)
  [81] Caf[83][c2]á keyboards - (2004-10-10)
  [368] Vacation Week - (2005-07-04)
  [370] From Iceland - (2005-07-06)
  [373] Vik, Iceland to Melksham, England - (2005-07-10)
  [374] Instant availability - (2005-07-11)
  [420] Towards Tebay - (2005-08-20)
  [518] Passport office - a much improved system - (2005-12-05)
  [548] San Francisco - (2005-12-30)
  [620] Familiar names, close to home - (2006-02-23)
  [684] Staying in the country - (2006-04-13)
  [878] Easy criteria to meet - (2006-09-25)
  [1004] Old dog, old tricks - (2006-12-22)
  [1025] Tomorrow's keywords - London, Training, Course, PHP, Ruby. - (2007-01-08)
  [1120] 1200 miles in 3 days - (2007-03-28)
  [1143] A course in Helsinki - (2007-04-11)
  [1150] Helsinki - what comes naturally - (2007-04-15)
  [1231] Sur le Continent - (2007-06-13)
  [1291] Day trip to Weymouth - (2007-08-05)
  [1293] Weymouth - Sunny Summer Sunday afternoon - (2007-08-07)
  [1299] In the USA for a few days - (2007-08-11)
  [1308] Good to be home - (2007-08-18)
  [1454] From Sunday to Monday, from Melksham to the Balkans - (2007-12-03)
  [1457] A day in Ljubljana - (2007-12-04)
  [1657] Farewell, Newcastle to Stavanger, Haugsund and Bergen - (2008-05-29)
  [1740] Vertical London - (2008-08-06)
  [1746] London for the visitor, for free - (2008-08-09)
  [1868] Liverpool - a friendly city - (2008-11-03)
  [1992] A good time to travel - (2009-01-14)
  [2030] The final step to being British - (2009-02-07)
  [2090] Melksham to Georgia - (2009-03-19)
  [2098] A room without a view - (2009-03-22)
  [2100] Visiting Family - (2009-03-23)
  [2101] A B C D of GA and TN - (2009-03-23)
  [2198] On the road, at a Service area thats a cut above the others - (2009-05-25)
  [2200] England, Scotland, Northern Ireland - (2009-05-26)
  [2208] A beautiful coastline - (2009-05-30)
  [2265] A chance to do the tourist thing - (2009-07-01)
  [2269] Sipping at York - (2009-07-05)
  [2306] Melksham to Mexico for the week - (2009-07-27)
  [2313] Seeing Guadalajara - a first glimpse downtown - (2009-08-01)
  [2469] Beyond the Pale - (2009-10-22)
  [2759] Touching base - (2010-05-10)
  [2796] Sunday - waiting for the ferry. - (2010-06-06)
  [2797] Sur la T.G.V. - (2010-06-07)
  [2803] Travelling across Europe - (2010-06-12)
  [3300] Wildlife and other pictures from holiday - (2011-05-24)
  [3303] Flying tonight - (2011-05-26)
  [3306] Photogenic Place - (2011-05-28)
  [3321] Travelling around - (2011-06-09)
  [3345] Cruising - (2011-07-04)
  [3346] Gibraltar - said to have a few residents less than Chippenham - (2011-07-05)
  [3372] Wearing the new London uniform - (2011-07-28)
  [3681] Kicking up a stink, the Victorian way? - (2012-04-02)
  [3737] Postcards from Barmouth - (2012-05-20)
  [3742] Dysenni Valley, and nearby - (2012-05-24)
  [3853] Blanford Forum, Dorset - (2012-09-01)
  [3998] Travelogue - from the Netherlands to London via Hook and Harwich - (2013-02-07)
  [4126] Where are we now? On holiday! - (2013-06-29)
  [4215] Great beauty, but great natural danger - (2013-11-26)
  [4249] An evening in Glasgow - (2014-03-19)
  [4433] Different views of a Welsh Valley - but headed home - (2015-02-20)
  [4471] Leopardstown to Rosslare by train - (2015-04-23)
  [4472] Rosslare to Fishguard - foot passenger on the ferry - (2015-04-24)
  [4473] Fishguard to Melksham - third part of Dublin journey - (2015-04-25)
  [4478] Home in Melksham to Gatwick Airport - easy by public transport - (2015-04-29)
  [4513] Yesterday, Weymouth - (2015-08-02)
  [4643] From last July (2015) - (2016-02-08)
  [4728] Visiting Los Alamitos Bay Yacht Club - (2016-11-23)
  [4731] To Oceanside and San Clemente Pier - (2016-11-23)


Back to
Melksham Jelly - An Occasional Office for Home Workers
Previous and next
or
Horse's mouth home
Forward to
What is the picture?
Some other Articles
Do university courses teach the right things for life at work later on?
Loops - a comparison of goto, while and for
Are people who walk into Melksham being asked to subsidise parking?
What is the picture?
Report - day trip from Swindon / Chippenham / Melksham to Weymouth
Melksham Jelly - An Occasional Office for Home Workers
Sorting data the way YOU want it sorted
New product - ensuring that supply matches demand
What do I mean when I add things in Perl?
Kennet and Avon - Walk from Bedwyn to Pewsey. TransWilts day out.
4759 posts, page by page
Link to page ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96 at 50 posts per page


This is a page archived from The Horse's Mouth at http://www.wellho.net/horse/ - the diary and writings of Graham Ellis. Every attempt was made to provide current information at the time the page was written, but things do move forward in our business - new software releases, price changes, new techniques. Please check back via our main site for current courses, prices, versions, etc - any mention of a price in "The Horse's Mouth" cannot be taken as an offer to supply at that price.

Link to Ezine home page (for reading).
Link to Blogging home page (to add comments).

You can Add a comment or ranking to this page

© WELL HOUSE CONSULTANTS LTD., 2021: 48 Spa Road • Melksham, Wiltshire • United Kingdom • SN12 7NY
PH: 01144 1225 708225 • EMAIL: info@wellho.net • WEB: http://www.wellho.net • SKYPE: wellho

PAGE: http://www.wellho.net/mouth/3381_Rep ... mouth.html • PAGE BUILT: Sun Oct 11 16:07:41 2020 • BUILD SYSTEM: JelliaJamb