Monday, 30 November 2009

Engine Shed

On the Bank of Reason walk on Saturday we stopped off for a much needed lunch of hot soup and hot main courses (it was a very cold day!) at The Engine Shed. This is a wonderful vegetarian cafe and conference centre. It was established in 1989 as a training project for people with learning disabilities to help them improve their confidence, learn transferable skills in a real work environment and move into paid employment within mainstream workplaces.
The Engine Shed is a social enterprise offering a vegetarian café, organic bakery, organic tofu production and conference/catering facilities. These offer training and contribute financially to ensure the sustainability of the enterprise. The centre runs on the principles of Rudolf Steiner whose approach to human psychology and development highlights the uniqueness of each individual, whatever their situation.

The building dates back to the 1830s and was originally owned by British Rail. It was linked to the railway line that is now a green walkway and cyclepath known as the Innocent Railway.
You can read more about the Bank of Reason Walk here and here.

10 comments:

NicoleB Egypt said...

That sounds good and yummy :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely idea Juliet - food also sounds lovely. It is bad weather here too. Have a good St Andrew's Day.

Titus said...

I love this place, Poet!
Used to use it a lot for training events because it is fully accessible. Great food too.

bunnygirl said...

The food sounds great, but it's the building I'm swooning over!

Thomma Lyn said...

Cool Beans! Love both the building, and the sound of the food. :)

Ascender Rises Above said...

As you know I love old buildings; sounds like a marvelous place to visit. Have missed stopping by!

Golden West said...

Good to see such a fine old building being put to such a constructive use!

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Alison Wiley said...

The Engine Shed sounds wonderful. You take us to all the best places!

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