June 30th, 2017

Anglia Catering

The Anglia Cafe Coach is an important part of the Epping Ongar Railway experience for our visitors; we provide refreshments and a good area for people to socialise. The EOR Staff can also interact with our customers and hopefully they will come back, or pass their experiences on to their friends who are then likely to visit. It is important part that we make the Epping Ongar Railway a bright and friendly place to visit.

During April, catering in the North Weald Anglia Cafe Coach got going and saw us work jointly with Woo Woo Foods to provide refreshments for our many visitors. At times, we were under a lot of pressure to provide hot and cold refreshments to our many customers. Each weekend produced a demand of varying kinds, depending on what was on. The Easter Weekend featured heavily with families, and was followed by the Diesel Gala bringing in enthusiasts and a demand for burgers and bacon rolls. The final April weekend had appearances from Peppa Pig, which once again saw lots of families with young children visit; all of these were very busy weekends for the volunteers behind the counter.

The set up was mostly in the marquee outside the Anglia Cafe Coach, but under cover, with the smell of freshly grilled sausages, bacon etc. travelling well around North Weald Station and thus creating much demand. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes, crisps, etc. were also available.

In order to provide for our customers, we need support from all sections of our volunteer society, and if you know anyone interested in being part of our friendly refreshments team, please contact me – you will be warmly welcomed and all help greatly appreciated.

Eddie Veckranges