Authentic steam train experience for care home residents


embrace-care-industry-news-jpgResidents of Manor House care home in Merton were thrilled to have a unique opportunity to ride an authentic steam train.


As part of a day trip to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in nearby Quainton, Aylesbury, residents enjoyed beautiful weather and a leisurely tour around the Centre’s museum. This included a viewing of a special train carriage used by Winston Churchill and Dwight D. Eisenhower for secret strategy planning meetings during the Second World War.


During the trip, railway enthusiast, Ken Pankhurst particularly enjoyed the day and was eager to share his favourite railway facts with the rest of the group.


The day ended with a thrilling ride on Buckinghamshire Railway Centre’s flagship steam train, named Metropolitan 1, which was a treat for everyone involved.


Buckinghamshire Railway Centre sits on 25 acres of land, and has one of the UK’s largest collections of locomotives, rolling stock and railway memorabilia.


Amber Darbyshire, Activities Manager at Manor House care home, said:


“We all had a fantastic day out and were so pleased to be able to ride on the steam train! We look forward to bringing another group from Manor House to Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in the near future.”


Manor House is part of Embrace Group, and provides personalised nursing, residential and dementia care for older people. 



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