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The PST London Trip

Well thanks to the luck of the draw, I took part in the Prison Service Trust trip to London; personally I was a trifle nervous. Then I thought why bother, I should enjoy the trip after all they were former workmates I was going with and a chance to meet up again. Since becoming medically retired I'd lost a lot of contact with the 'oul' hands.

The PST London Trip   The PST London Trip

The trip and the 'craic' really started at Belfast George Best City Airport and continued throughout until Sunday when we bade a sad farewell. Of the three days they were eventful even without the trip to the Mousetrap (sorry, can't tell you the ending, if you go you'll have to find out for yourself, but the butler didn't do it) and the visit to Tutankhamen at the O2 on Saturday afternoon which was illuminating if crowded the provision of a coach helped us get round London to the events. (Maybe the thought of having 24 N.I. Warders and their partners wandering round London was too much for security in the Capital with these terrorist groups on the prowl.)

The PST London Trip   The PST London Trip

I did quite a bit of walking and bussing round the Capital for slightly less than 5 you get a days travel on the red London bus, the beauty was we had quite a lot of free time for exploration at our own pace. I visited Regents Park which was only 5-10 minutes walk from the hotel then on Sunday I went to Camden Town market which was entertainment in itself. I never thought English would be a foreign language in London, but as I found on Sunday it was really multi cultural.

  The PST London Trip

My final comment is a thank you to the PST for providing the opportunity to meet up again and hope to have many more in future.

Des Meredith


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