Tourist office’s big day

York Press: Nora Stead, left, the 450,000th visitor to the Visit York Information Centre helps Gillian Cruddas, chief executive of Visit York, and Bettys Tea Rooms’ waitress Barbara Kopytek, to celebrate the centre’s first birthday Nora Stead, left, the 450,000th visitor to the Visit York Information Centre helps Gillian Cruddas, chief executive of Visit York, and Bettys Tea Rooms’ waitress Barbara Kopytek, to celebrate the centre’s first birthday

ONE visitor to Visit York got more than she bargained for when she dropped by yesterday.

Nora Stead, of Sowerby Bridge, in Calderdale, was the 450,000th visitor to the centre which marked its first birthday with a cake from Bettys.

She was greeted by staff and Gillian Cruddas, chief executive of Visit York.

The cake-cutting was part of a celebration which marked a record-breaking first year for the city’s new flagship tourist information centre at 1 Museum Street.

The facility replaced the old tourist information centre at the De Grey rooms where annual visitor numbers were 240,000, meaning an additional 210,000 customers have used the new service over the last year.

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11:15pm Sat 28 May 11

Adios Steve says...

Look at Cruddass for more than 3 seconds and be able to avoid vomiting. It is impossible.
Look at Cruddass for more than 3 seconds and be able to avoid vomiting. It is impossible. Adios Steve
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11:24am Sun 29 May 11

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Visit York is great! Keep up the good work!
Visit York is great! Keep up the good work! Garrowby Turnoff
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6:06pm Sun 29 May 11

york_chap says...

I like cake.
I like cake. york_chap
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6:06pm Sun 29 May 11

york_chap says...

I like cake.
I like cake. york_chap
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