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    Cool A nice day out in York

    After being locked down for months, in one form or another, we decided to take advantage of our ability to cross the border into England again and visit somewhere we'd been wanting to go to for some time, plus do some Christmas shopping...







    Nice little pub we had some lunch in:



    Afternoon tea at Bettys:





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    What a superb old-fashioned tearoom, and an overall great day out!

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    Good pics. Civilised living
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    I love Bettys. Been there loads of times.

    I'm quite envious. Nothing is open here being in T3.

    I miss cake.
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    Nice photos , a day out is always good, still another few days before we can go anywhere
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    Some nice places there, was working there for a few weeks recently.
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    Love York , it's one of our favourite places, and that's our favourite place for a cake and a cuppa . We were just talking the other day about another visit once this is all over
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    Cheers, guys. I was a lovely day out for both of us, but Del in particular was dying to see some shops again after months of being cooped up - and she absolutely adores Christmas, was in her element in that Christmas shop, lol!

    Never been to York properly before, and would go back in a shot! If the traffic is ok, it's 2 hours away, which is nothing in the Brabster. The Park & Ride system is great - straight into Grimston Bar, park your car for free, and it's £6 each return on the bus!

    There were no shortage of folks milling about, and so the shops were pretty full, albeit that controlled entry was in place, to facilitate social distancing. Staff were all really friendly and cheery, especially in Betty's tea shop, where I enjoyed a lovely bit of vanilla slice and some spiced Christmas tea. It was so good we bought some to take home!

    ...as I did with some German and Polish beers from The House of Trembling Madness (just a selection, as I couldn't get them all in):





    Looking forward to enjoying those over Christmas!

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    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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    Good haul of beers there Marco
    That Vanilla Slice looked fabulous, we are really missing going out as also in T3

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    Nice picks, and york looks lovely, can't remember if i have ever been.
    Some great looking beers too, perhaps i may sample a few soon.
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    Lol - do you want me to bring you a couple down?

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

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