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Prices Between £36.00 to £61.00 Liverpool and 'The Beatles Story' Liverpool has a rich culture and heritage. With the city’s many museums and two magnificent cathedrals, Liverpool is a great day out. Hop-on the open-top sightseeing bus...

Liverpool has a rich culture and heritage. With the city’s many museums and two magnificent cathedrals, Liverpool is a great day out.

Hop-on the open-top sightseeing bus and see the sights of the city while learning about the history of the landmarks from a local guide. Hop-off at the Metropolitan cathedral (free entry) or the Anglican cathedral (free entry) and explore these two very different yet equally beautiful cathedrals. Visit The Beatles Story at the world-famous Royal Albert Dock before taking a Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey on a 50-minute river cruise.

Before you go home, make sure you soak up the atmosphere of the city in the Cavern Club, or visit the city’s fantastic museums such as the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Liverpool, TATE Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, the International Slavery Museum or the World Museum.

What’s included in your day trip to Liverpool:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return Train from Manchester to Liverpool
    Take the train to Liverpool (journey time: approx. 50 minutes).
  • Sightseeing bus tour with live guide commentary (Entrance included)
    Your hop/off sightseeing bus stops near all the best attractions in Liverpool.
  • The Beatles Story – The world’s largest ‘Beatles’ exhibition (Entrance included)
    An award-winning visitor attraction and the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Fab Four.
  • River Explorer Cruise aboard the world-famous Mersey Ferry (Entrance included)
    See Liverpool’s most iconic waterfront sights on a 50-minute cruise.
  • Britain’s largest Cathedral – 5th in the World (Free entry)
    Visit the unique Anglican cathedral finished in 1978 after 74 years of construction.
  • The Albert Dock – stunning UNESCO World Heritage site (Free entry)
    The heart of Liverpool’s historic waterfront with bars, cafes, restaurants & shops.
  • Free entrance to Liverpool’s best attractions
    Including the Albert Dock, Liverpool Cathedral, Museum of Liverpool, Maritime Museum, Tate Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, The Bluecoat, St George’s Hall, The Metropolitan Cathedral and the World Museum.

Departure & timings

Monday to Saturday:  Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:50 / Train departure 09:22

Sunday:  Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:45 / Train departure 09:18

Trains return to Manchester approx. every 30 minutes until approx. 22:30

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Prices Between £42.00 to £84.00 York, the Cathedral and Vikings York has a history as rich as any city in the UK. Discover the Roman, Viking and Medieval origins of the city with the York Pass, which includes entrance to many of York’s...

York has a history as rich as any city in the UK. Discover the Roman, Viking and Medieval origins of the city with the York Pass, which includes entrance to many of York’s top attractions.

Hop-on the open-top sightseeing bus to get an introduction to the city and cruise down the River Ouse to see the city from a different perspective. Visit the Medieval York Minster and the JORVIK Viking Centre built on the site of a 1,000-year-old Viking settlement. Discover York’s more recent history at the York Chocolate Story and Fairfax House. Entry is also included to York Dungeon, Clifford’s Tower, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and more. There really is something for everyone with the York Pass.

What’s included in your day trip to York:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train travel from Manchester to York
    Enjoy the journey through the Pennine Hills and Yorkshire (approx. 1 hour 15 minutes).
  • Jorvik Viking Centre
    The remains of 1,000-year-old houses are revealed beneath your feet with objects and artefacts from the Viking-age being brought before your eyes.
  • The World famous York Minster
    This cathedral church is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe. It was built over 250 years, between 1220 and 1472.
  • York Sightseeing Pass – worth £75!
    The York Pass allows free entry to more than 30 of York’s leading attractions and discounts on shopping. Entrance included to York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum, The York Dungeon, York’s Chocolate Story, Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, York City Sightseeing Bus & York City Cruises.

Please note that the York Sightseeing Bus does not operate between 03.11.18 and 15.02.19 and York Cruises do not sail at all between 26.11.18 and 04.01.19 and then weekends only until 02.02.19.

TIMINGS & DEPARTURES

Monday to Saturday: Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:30 / Train departs at 09:05

Sunday: Meet and Greet at The Mill at 09:00 / Train departs at 09:33

Trains return from York to Manchester approx. every 60 minutes until approx 23:00

Please note: This day trip is unescorted.

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Prices Between £37.00 to £50.00 Chester with lunch in the Cathedral Chester is one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets, hidden cellars and quirky lanes to discover. Enjoy a lunch of soup and sandwiches in the...

Chester is one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets, hidden cellars and quirky lanes to discover. Enjoy a lunch of soup and sandwiches in the Refectory cafe at Chester cathedral and discover the history of the city on a walking tour of the city centre with a professional guide.

After your tour enjoy free time to walk along the famous Roman Walls (free entry) that encircle the city centre or visit Chester Cathedral (free entry), which was founded as a Benedictine monastery more than 800 years ago. Don’t miss ‘The Rows’, the 700-year-old, two-tiered covered shopping galleries offering an extensive choice of independent shops.

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Meet our representative at The Mill in Manchester Piccadilly station, who will be available from 08:20 (08:30 on Sunday) for 30 minutes to receive your tickets and travel pack.  Enjoy a relaxing train journey through the Cheshire countryside.  Arrive in Chester and either take the shuttle bus(fare not included) or walk into the city centr to meet your walking tour guide at the Eastgate Clock. Afterwards, enjoy a lunch of soup and sandwiches in the Refectory Cafe at Chester Cathedral. There is time to explore the city of Chester before returning to Manchester.

What's included:

  • Return Standard Class train travel from Manchester to Chester
  • 60-minute guided walking tour
  • One course lunch of soup and sandwiches at the Refectory Cafe in Chester Cathedral
  • Travel pack with tickets, vouchers, maps and tips to help you make the most of your day

Departure & timings

Monday to Saturday:  Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:20 / Train departs Manchester Piccadilly at 08:52

Trains from Chester return to Manchester approx. every 30 minutes until approx. 23:00

Please note that all daytrips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at the station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary to use as a guide.

Unfortunately bookings for this daytrip cannot be taken after 20:00 for the following day.

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Prices Between £38.00 to £64.00 Lake District - Cruise, Grasmere and Peter Rabbit With its striking scenery and quaint villages the UNESCO Lake District National Park offers a great day out and a truly memorable experience. What’s included in your day...

With its striking scenery and quaint villages the UNESCO Lake District National Park offers a great day out and a truly memorable experience.

What’s included in your day trip to the Lake District:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station- Meet our representative at The Mill Bar and Kitchen and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Windermere - Travel by train to Windermere, with a change at Oxenholme (journey time approx. 2 hour 15 minutes).
  • Full day bus travel in the central lakes zone - The route stops in Windermere, Rydal, Grasmere, Ambleside, Waterhead and Bowness.
  • Grasmere Village and Gingerbread - . Visit the pretty village of Grasmere where you visit his grave and the famous gingerbread shop.
  • Lake Windermere Cruise - Enjoy a scenic cruise from Waterhead to the town of Bowness-on-Windermere. In Bowness, visit the many shops, restaurants, old pubs and cafes. The quaint church of St Martin’s built in 1483 is worth a visit.
  • Visit to the ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ in Bowness - The stories of Peter Rabbit and friends are brought to life in a 3D exhibition.

Timings & Departures

Monday to Saturday: Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:55 / Train departs at 09:26

Train journey from Manchester to Windermere takes approx. 2hr15, including a change at Oxenholme Mon-Sat 

Trains return to Manchester approx. every 60 minutes until approx. 20:45

Please note that all day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at the station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary to use as a guide.

Unfortunately, bookings for this day trip cannot be taken after 20:00 for the following day.

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Prices Between FREE to £88.00 World of Wedgwood Daytrip with Luxury Afternoon Tea Visit the World of Wedgwood in the heart of The Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent. Discover the 250-year history of the Wedgwood brand and how it became one of the world’s premier...

Visit the World of Wedgwood in the heart of The Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent. Discover the 250-year history of the Wedgwood brand and how it became one of the world’s premier producers of luxury china and porcelain at the Wedgwood Museum before embarking on a tour of the factory. Then, get hands on as you either throw your own pot or design your own plate in the creative studio as a memento of your day (onward postage is not included).

Afterwards, enjoy a luxury afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with clotted cream and preserves, all of which are served on Wedgwood china. Before you return home, visit the Wedgwood Flagship store and grab yourself a bargain to take with you.

What’s included in your day trip to the World of Wedgwood:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent
    The journey passes through Cheshire towns (journey time: approx. 35 minutes).
  • Return car transfers to the World of Wedgwood
    Your driver will meet you at Stoke station and take you to World of Wedgwood (journey time: approx. 15 minutes).
  • World of Wedgwood Museum and Factory Tour
    Enjoy a factory tour, see how the famous ceramics are created. In the Museum discover the story of Josiah Wedgwood, the company he founded 250 years ago. Tours can be self-guided or guided tours are available, allocated on arrival.
  • Throw a Pot ‘or’ Design a Plate in the Wedgwood Factory
    Take a spin on the potter’s wheel or design a plate in the creative studio as a memento of your day. (Onward postage is not included.)
  • Luxury English Afternoon Tea in the Wedgwood Tea Room
    Enjoy a fine selection of teas, finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with clotted cream and preserves, all served on Wedgwood china.
  • Shop for gifts in the Wedgwood Stores
    10% off in the Wedgwood Flagship Store and Brand Junction store.

TIMINGS & DEPARTURES

Monday to Friday: Meet and Greet 08:45 / Train departure 09:15

Please note:

  • There is no factory production on weekends and so this day trip is only be available Monday-Friday
  • Minimum 2 persons per booking.
  • This day trip by train is unescorted.
  • The Wedgwood Tea Room opens at 12 noon.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over throughout the visit.

ACCESSIBILITY - Should anyone in your party need to hire a wheelchair please call World of Wedgwood in advance on 01782 282986

Unfortunately, bookings cannot be taken after 14:00 for the following day through our website.

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Prices Between £39.00 to £66.00 Chatsworth House and Gardens, National Park and Bakewell Pudding Chatsworth, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Explore this iconic stately home on a day trip to...

Chatsworth, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Explore this iconic stately home on a day trip to Chatsworth from Manchester.

Travel through the rolling hills and expansive moorland of the Peak District to Chatsworth. Then, explore the 30 spectacular rooms in the main house, where each is more jaw-dropping than the last in its opulence, before wandering the miles of paths in the 105-acre garden famous for its water features, sculptures and hedge maze.

After you’ve finished at Chatsworth, head to the traditional market town of Bakewell, home of the Bakewell tart and pudding. Sample these baked delights in the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop before exploring this quaint town set on the banks of the river Wye.

What’s included in your day trip to Chatsworth:

  • Meet and Greet at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack.
  • Return train travel from Manchester to Sheffield
    Enjoy a relaxing train ride to Sheffield, journey time approximately 50 minutes.
  • Bus Transfers to Chatsworth House
    Your local bus will take you on a scenic drive into the National Park and Chatsworth Estate.
  • Chatsworth House and Gardens
    Enjoy a full day at Chatsworth or after your visit, take the bus to the pretty town of Bakewell.
  • Bakewell
    Famous worldwide for its pudding and tart, this Derbyshire market town is well worth a visit. You can then return to Sheffield on the same bus for your train back to Manchester.

Timings

Tour operates Monday to Saturday.  Departs Manchester Piccadilly at 08:43. Journey time to Sheffield is 50 minutes.  The connecting bus from Sheffield Interchange to Chatsworth takes 45 minutes.

Unfortunately bookings for this daytrip cannot be taken after 20:00 for the following day.

Please note that all daytrips by train are self-guided/unescorted. Our representative will meet you at the The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary to use as a guide.

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Prices Between £34.00 to £60.00 Historic Chester with River Cruise Open Top Bus and Walking Tour A journey through 2,000 years of history

Chester is one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets, hidden cellars and quirky lanes to discover. See the historic city from the top deck of an open-top bus, a relaxing river cruise and an informative walking tour.

After your tour enjoy free time to walk along the famous Roman Walls (free entry) that encircle the city centre or visit Chester Cathedral (free entry), which was founded as a Benedictine monastery more than 800 years ago. Don’t miss ‘The Rows’, the 700-year-old, two-tiered covered shopping galleries offering an extensive choice of independent shops.

What is included in your day trip to Chester:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, maps and travel tips.
  • Return Train from Manchester to Chester
    Enjoy a relaxing train journey through the Cheshire countryside (journey time approx 1 hour)
  • Sightseeing Bus
    Catch the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus from Chester railway station to the river.
  • River Cruise
    Join Chesterboat at the Groves for your 30 minute cruise on the River Dee.  After your cruise, rejoin the sightseeing bus and head to the town centre.  Why not visit the beautiful cathedral  founded as a Benedictine monastery more than 800 years ago?  Entry is free and they have a lovely refectory where you can get lunch.
  • 90 minute walking tour
    Meet your blue badge guide at the Visitor Information Centre at 13:50.  You will discover the history and local legends on your tour, including the famous Roman walls and the medieval “Rows” which are 700-year-old, two-tiered covered shopping galleries, offering an extensive choice of independent shops.  You will also see the Eastgate Clock and the beautiful riverside Groves.
  • Free entrance to top Chester attractions
    There is free entrance to the City Walls, Grosvenor Museum, The Roman Gardens and the 700-year-old ‘The Rows’ Shopping Galleries.

TIMINGS

Tour operates daily.  Departs Manchester Piccadilly at 08:52 (09:04 on Sunday). Journey time to Chester is 1 hour. 

Unfortunately bookings for this daytrip cannot be taken after 20:00 for the following day.

Please note that all daytrips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at the station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary to use as a guide.

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Prices Between £35.00 to £69.00 Lake District - Cruise, Poetry and Grasmere Gingerbread The Lake District is England’s most beautiful National Park. With its picturesque lakes and craggy mountains, it is easy to see why England’s greatest poet, William...

The Lake District is England’s most beautiful National Park. With its picturesque lakes and craggy mountains, it is easy to see why England’s greatest poet, William Wordsworth, chose to live here and to write extensively about the landscape. Visit Dove Cottage, the house in which he lived with his family, and learn about the life and works of the poet. Then, head to the traditional Lakeland village of Grasmere where you can visit Sarah Nelson’s Ginger Bread Shop to purchase some Grasmere Gingerbread. Nowhere else in the world sells this delicious cake/biscuit hybrid treat.

Finally, admire the dramatic scenery as you cruise down Lake Windermere to the town of Bowness where there is some time to explore before returning to Windemere to catch the train back to Manchester.

What’s included in your day trip to the Lake District:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Windermere
    Travel by train to Windermere, with a change at Oxenholme (journey time approx. 2 hour 15 minutes).
  • Full day bus travel in the central lakes zone
    The route stops in Windermere, Rydal, Grasmere, Ambleside, Waterhead and Bowness.
  • Dove Cottage, Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere Village and Gingerbread
    Visit the famous former home and museum of poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards take a short walk to the pretty village of Grasmere where you can visit his grave and the famous gingerbread shop.
  • Lake Windermere Cruise
    Enjoy a scenic cruise from Waterhead to the town of Bowness-on-Windermere. In Bowness, visit the many shops, restaurants, old pubs and cafes. The quaint church of St Martin’s built in 1483 is worth a visit.

 

Dove Cottage will be closed from 23rd December 2018 until at least mid-June 2019. During this time this Day Trip will not run.

Timings & Departures

Monday to Saturday: Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:55 / Train departs at 09:26

Train journey from Manchester to Windermere takes approx. 2hr15, including a change at Oxenholme Mon-Sat 

Trains return to Manchester approx. every 60 minutes until approx. 20:45

Please note that all day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at the station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary to use as a guide.

Unfortunately, bookings for this day trip cannot be taken after 20:00 for the following day.

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Prices Between £46.00 to £79.00 Lake District - Cruise Steam Train and Peter Rabbit The Lake District is famous for its lakes and mountains, and the children’s author Beatrix Potter. See the spectacular landscape on a return journey from the town of Bowness...

The Lake District is famous for its lakes and mountains, and the children’s author Beatrix Potter. See the spectacular landscape on a return journey from the town of Bowness-on-Windermere to Haverthwaite. Begin your journey from Bowness with a cruise on Lake Windermere to Lakeside on the southern shore. Then enjoy a ride on a traditional steam train to Haverthwaite. To return to Bowness you will reverse your outward journey.

When you return to Bowness, visit The World of Beatrix Potter, where the tales of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and more of the author’s characters are magically brought to life. There is time to explore the cafes, tea rooms, shops and pubs of Bowness before returning to Manchester.

What’s included in your day trip to the Lake District:

  • Meet and Greet at Manchester Piccadilly Train Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train travel from Manchester to Windermere
    Enjoy a scenic journey from Manchester to Windermere in the Lake District.  Journey time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Sightseeing Bus
    Take the sightseeing bus to Bowness Pier
  • Yellow Cruise on Lake Windermere
    Take the Yellow Cruise from Bowness to Lakeside where you can catch the steam train.
  • Return Trip on Lakeside Haverthwaite Steam Railway
    Enjoy a nostalgic ride on a steam train before returning to Lakeside and catching the return cruise back to Bowness
  • The World of Beatrix Potter 
    A visit to this unique attraction will bring the stories of Peter Rabbit and friends to life.  Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore Bowness before catching the Sightseeing bus back to the station for your return train to Manchester.

TIMINGS

Monday to Saturday: Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:55 / Train departs at 09:26

Train journey from Manchester to Windermere takes approx. 2hr15, including a change at Oxenholme Mon-Sat

Trains return to Manchester approx. every 60 minutes until approx. 20:45

World of Beatrix Potter open from 10:00, last entry 17:30

Unfortunately bookings for this daytrip cannot be taken after 20:00 for the following day.

Please note that all daytrips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at the station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary to use as a guide.

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Prices Between £28.00 to £64.00 Brief Encounter Film Location and English Stately Home Visit the setting of one of the greatest British films of all time at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre before heading to Leighton Hall, the historic seat of the Gillow family,...

Visit the setting of one of the greatest British films of all time at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre before heading to Leighton Hall, the historic seat of the Gillow family, which is still occupied by them to this day.

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Meet our representative at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly railway station, who will be available from 08:30 for 30 minutes, to receive your tickets and travel pack. Travel by train to Carnfrorth where you can explore the station, heritage centre and refreshment room, which are famous as the setting of David Lean's romantic classic Brief Encounter. Then, meet your pre-booked taxi to Leighton Hall for a guided tour of the stately home before returning to Carnforth and catching the train back to Manchester.

What’s included in your Day Trip:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Carnforth
    Travel by train to Carnforth (journey time approx. 1 hour 35 minutes).
  • Carnforth Station Heritage Centre
    Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, including the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room, have been restored to their 1940s glory, when the refreshment room was used as the setting for David Lean’s classic romance Brief Encounter. Take a picture under the famous station clock, re-watch the film in the mini-cinema and learn about the production of the film at the David Lean Exhibition.
  • Lunch in the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room (not included in price)
    Grab a bite to eat in the Refreshment Room, where one of Britain’s most iconic romances began when Dr Alec Harvey first met Laura Jesson. You may even be able to sit in the Station Master’s Office, where Celia Johnson rested in between takes during filming.
  • Private Transfer to Leighton Hall
    Meet your pre-booked transfer for the short journey to Leighton Hall
  • Guided Tour of Leighton Hall
    The Lady of the Manor, Suzie Reynolds, greets visitors to the family home before embarking on a guided tour of the elegant hall. Afterwards, stroll in the grounds, where you might catch a falconry display, or enjoy afternoon tea in the original Victorian kitchen quarters.
  • Return Transfer to Carnforth and Train to Manchester Piccadilly
    Meet your pre-booked return transfer to Carnforth Station where you will catch your return train to Manchester.

Timings

Tour operates Tuesday-Friday from May 2019. Depart from Manchester Piccadilly at 09:01; journey time is approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.

Suggested return from Carnforth 17:39; arrival in Manchester 19:15.

Please note:

  • All daytrips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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