Faverdale hall 1984

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Djm1966
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Faverdale hall 1984

Post by Djm1966 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:31 pm

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Faverdale hall.BR outward bound June 1984

Dave S
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Re: Faverdale hall 1984

Post by Dave S » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:56 pm

I went there in 1979.

Darlington night life was a bit of a culture shock ....

Trestrol
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Re: Faverdale hall 1984

Post by Trestrol » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:27 am

That looks like a YTS Group. I was there in 1986.

Dave S
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Re: Faverdale hall 1984

Post by Dave S » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:50 am

I've still got my exam papers from there (somewhere)

Was an interesting experience with attendees pulled from all over the eastern region, was called something like 'Management training'

Mickey

Re: Faverdale hall 1984

Post by Mickey » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:02 pm

Nowadays I believe Network Rail has the Westwood Training Centre in Coventry although I have never been there myself no need to.

Apparently I heard that the Westwood Training Centre once had a nice big bar selling beers & spirits until it was pointed out that Network Rail has a anti-drink & drugs policy after which it was closed down or so I heard?.

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Re: Faverdale hall 1984

Post by Trestrol » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:29 pm

Yes it has a bar or at least it did last time I was there. It’s now been taken over by the apprentices so not sure whether they are allowing it know. There’s also a health club and pool. The meals are not a patch on what they used to be , three course meals for lunch and dinner until they cut down the lunch menu. The breakfast are still good though. The building was built for Cable and Wireless.

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Re: Faverdale hall 1984

Post by Dave Cockle » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:08 pm

I attended a residential course at Faverdale Hall in the late 1980's and LNER cutlery was in use in the dining room.

Mickey

Re: Faverdale hall 1984

Post by Mickey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:47 am

The few training sessions that I attended under B.R. between 1972-1980 were mostly held at the old Ilford training school on the Eastern Region on the east London & Essex border.

Talking about cutlery the old British Rail tea cup was a fairly popular item amongst a number of train crews at 'the cross' during the early/mid 1970s and could be 'borrowed' from the British Rail Buffet at the bottom of the old footbridge on no.10 platform (currently no.8 platform).

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