My wife, three children, and I joined Jeff, our tour leader, in the 1:15 PM tour on Sunday, 1st July. We had a small group overall, maybe a dozen people total. It was a warm day, but Jeff’s energy and no-nonsense style kept the group, including our 12- and 14-year old boys, captivated and moving from site to site.
Jeff’s commentary painted an excellent history of events at York, from the earliest Roman involvement clear through visits by the royal family today. In many places he added his own interpretation of history to bridge gaps and connect things, but he was always clear when doing so. We left with a whole new appreciation of the significant role York has played in England’s history, and consequently the deep history it offers.
In a brief chat after the tour, Jeff explained that he’d gathered much of the info he presented from his own reading, which he said make more sense the more you read. We also discussed a few general questions that we had from our earlier travels in England, which I appreciated.
Thank you to Jeff and the Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York for this engaging and very interesting tour. We highly recommend the tour to others.
Victor Impink and family
11th July 2018