WADIHS

Watford & District Industrial History Society

 

2017
 

SUMMER 2017 – VISITS DETAILS.

SATURDAY 27th MAY.

 

Coach trip to RAF DUXFORD - IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM.

Departure: 08:00 from Watford Library. A 3.5hrs air show is the highlight of the Museum's year.
Duxford Air Festival Website

 

SUNDAY 25th JUNE.

 

Coach trip to CROSSNESS PUMPING STATION and The EPPING & ONGAR RAILWAY.

Departure: 08:45 from Watford Library. A morning and afternoon of steam-driven delights.
Crossness Website, Epping & Ongar Website 

 

WEDNESDAY 12th JULY.

 

Coach trip to CHATHAM HISTORIC DOCKYARD.

Departure: 08:30 from Watford Library. Plenty to see all day, including boarding three historic warships.

Chatham Dockyard Website

 

 
For more details on the above three trips, contact Colin Barry

 

WEEKEND AWAY: SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 2 2017 (updated 12/1/17).

 

This is a summary of the programme arranged to PRESTON, Lancashire

 

Friday: Currently there's a talk in the evening at the Holiday Inn.
Saturday: we have a Guided Walk around the Harris Museum, plus visit to the Centenary Mill (now apartments).
Sunday: we start with a visit to Total Bitumen. Later we may visit the Preston Dock Control Tower, followed by the Ribble Steam Railway for their Gala Diesel weekend.


Options for free-time activities include:

Tracing the Lancaster summit tramway which was planned to link the Lancaster Canal to the Leeds & Liverpool canal at Chorley involving three inclined planes.
The Avenham Walk alongside the River Ribble crossing via the old Tramway bridge and the West Lancashire Railway bridge
The Harris Museum and Flag Market. Time to try some parched peas?
The Museum of Lancashire (if budget cuts have not closed it by then)
Walking along the Lancaster Canal from Preston basin to the staircase locks joining the Millennium Link navigation. 1.5 miles out and similar return by road. Can be muddy.
Following the route of the Preston-Longridge railway which brought the stone from the quarries to build many of the public buildings in Preston. This is paved and level almost to Grimsargh where it deteriorates. 3 miles out . Return by bus.
The architecture of Fishergate shopping street
St Walburge’s RC Church (grade 1 listed) which claims to have the tallest church tower in the country
Preston covered markets

Accommodation: A club rate has been negotiated at the Holiday Inn. For more details mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





2016

SUMMER 2016 – VISIT DETAILS.

WEDNESDAY 11TH MAY 2016.

 

A). BURLESDON BRICKWORKS MUSEUM, SWANWICK.
B). ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE MUSEUM, GOSPORT.

Departure: 08-00 am from Watford Central Library and returns at about 18-00 pm.
Coach fare: £20:00 Submarine Museum: Seniors £8-25 or Adults £10-50. Brickwork Museum: £7:00. (Including Tea and Cake on arrival and the Steam Engine “Firing”).

 

On arrival we will be provided with ‘Tea and Cake’. The Brickworks Museum will give us a guided tour and show us the brickmaking process. The brickworks have not been updated since Victorian times. We have arranged that the 1897 Steam Engine will be fired up for our delight.  The core of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum collection is its 4 submarines: HMS Alliance –  a World War 2 vintage vessel, launched in 1945; Holland 1 – the RN’s first submarine; X24 a midget submarine and a German Navy midget submarine Biber. Walk through HMS Alliance, and peer through the working periscope at Portsmouth Harbour. The collection also has much more of interest to fill your visit.


The site and exhibits have reasonably good access for those of limited mobility, but if in doubt, ask Colin Barry.


SUNDAY 5th JUNE 2016.

 

A). DIDCOT RAILWAY CENTRE – Home of the Great Western Society.

 

B). TRANSPORT RALLY WITH VINTAGE BUS RIDES TO NEARBY DIDCOT FOOTBALL GROUND.

 

Lots of Old Buses and other examples of vintage transport.

 

Departure: 09-00 am from Watford Central Library and returns at about 17-30/18-00 pm.

 

Coach fare: £20:00 Entrance TBA: Seniors £9 or Adults £11. Including Transport Rally and Vintage Bus rides.

 

The Great Western Railway’s history is encapsulated in the Didcot Railway Centre’s unique collection of buildings, engines, carriages and wagons and other artefacts displayed in 20 acres alongside Didcot Parkway Station. From Brunel’s Broad Gauge to the modern trains running past the Centre, this is home to over 180 years of railway and social history. It is expected that 2 steam engines will be used, hauling visitor trains.

 

Please note: Entrance to the site involves access via 18 steps and a subway. Although wheelchairs are the available in the site. The Transport Rally is being held for the second year running and was highly successful last year.
We expect to see a wide collection of old buses and other vintage vehicles. This year the event is
being held at the nearby Didcot Football Ground, which can be accessed by, the included, vintage
bus rides from outside the Didcot Parkway Station.

 

FRIDAY 8th JULY 2016.

 

THE ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO – RAF FAIRFORD.

Departure: 08-00 am from Watford Central Library and returns at about 18:30/19-00 pm Coach fare: £20:00 Adult/Seniors: £24.

 

This is described as the World’s Greatest Air show. For those interested in Military aircraft this is a must. In 2015 there was 2 miles of attractions, 232 aircraft from 22 countries and an 8 hour flying display. On Friday it is cheaper and the above numbers are reduced to more manageable proportions. But as long as the weather is not too bad, there is more than enough for a spectacular
day. The flying display runs from 11 am to 3 pm. Outside these times, visitors can enter the Pit Area
to view those aircraft, which are partaking in the flying display and perhaps meet their crews and
engineers. With thanks and acknowledgements to the various venues for some of the text. We need a minimum of 20 people per trip, in order not to make a large financial loss. Bookings can be
made up to the dates shown below. They will be assessed THREE WEEKS before the date of the visit and the decision made on whether to go ahead or to cancel. At this time: - If you have booked for a Visit and it has had to be cancelled through lack of support, YOU WILL BE INFORMED and your money refunded. (see Air Tattoo note) If you have booked for a Visit and it is to go ahead YOU WILL ALSO BE INFORMED, so that you are in no doubt that the trip is still on. You may cancel a Visit up to THREE WEEKS before the date of the trip and your money will be refunded except for Air Tattoo.


Please contact Colin Barry on 01923 677331 or Bruce Clark on 01442 264869 if you need to cancel.

 

There can be no refunds for Members cancelling after these dates.  

 

YOU CAN BOOK UP ON CONFIRMED TRIPS AS FOLLOWS: (see Air Tattoo note below)

 

Submarine and Brickwork Museums – 11th April 2016.

Didcot Railway Centre / Transport Rally - Until 6th May 2016.

Royal Air Tattoo – 6th June 2016. (These tickets are not refundable) 

Late bookings by arrangement with Colin Barry or Bruce Clark.


2015

SUMMER 2015 – VISIT DETAILS

SATURDAY 23rd MAY 2015.  NENE VALLEY RAILWAY AT WANSFORD (Nr. PETERBOROUGH)

Departure: 08:30 am from Watford Central Library and return at about 17:30 pm
Coach fare: £20-00 Railway Flex Open Ticket - Senior: £13-00 (Gift aided) – Collected on the day in cash.
Railworld – Separate additional fee for NVR customers: Adult: £3-00, Senior; £2-00
Battle of Britain class: 92 Squadron - Individual donation suggested.

Nene Valley Railway: The Nene Valley Railway runs for 7.1/2 miles between Peterborough Nene Valley and Yarwell Junction, with its main base at Wansford. Opened originally in 1847 by the LNWR, the line was re-opened by the NVR in 1977. At Wansford you can see an extensive collection of locomotives and carriages of both British and Continental origins. The NVR has often been used as a film and television set. We hope to see the progress on the rebuilding of the Bulleid Battle of Britain class locomotive ’92 Squadron’.

Railworld and the Wildlife Haven:
Next to the station at Peterborough is Railworld (for a small additional cost), with its own collection of locomotives (being restored), model and garden railways, as well as an award winning environmental project. Various refreshment opportunities lie just across the river and Peterborough City centre, with its ancient cathedral and guildhall is only a 15 minute walk away (or bus)

 

WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE 2015.

MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY AT MALVERN.  
  

Departure: 08-00 am from Watford Central Library and returns at about 18-00 pm.
Coach fare:  £20:00 
Factory Tour: Adult/Seniors: £15-00 - collected on the day in cash.

The Morgan Motor Company: This is a unique opportunity to have a guided tour this iconic, long standing, British sports car manufacturer. Founded in 1909/10 by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan in Malvern Worcestershire, the company is still family owned. Morgans employed 163 people and produced 640 cars in 2007; all assembled by hand. The waiting list for a car was approximately 6 months, although it has been as long as 10 years in the past. A visitors centre and museum features exhibits about the company’s history from Edwardian times until the present day, developments
in automobile technology, and a display of automobiles. There are food and drink facilities.

 

WEDNESDAY 15th JULY 2015.

 

GLOUCESTER WATERWAYS MUSEUM & JET AVIATION MUSEUM.


Departure: 08-00 am from Watford Central Library and returns at about 19-00 pm 
Coach fare: £20:00 Adult/Seniors: £9:50.  (Canal museum; £4:50, Aviation museum donation; £5:00) Collected on the day in cash.

 

Gloucester Waterway’s Museum:

This is housed in a warehouse at the heart of Gloucester’s fine Victorian Docks. Gloucester Waterway’s Museum tells the story of our wonderful canals and rivers. Climb aboard historic boats, enjoy hands on fun, watch archive film and browse galleries rich in canal heritage. There is the last remaining fully restored steam dredger in Europe, Narrow boats and one of the last Dunkirk Little Ships. Explore the traditional Blacksmiths shop and visit the Café and Gift Shop.

Gloucester Jet Aviation Museum: 
Members will be given a personal tour by JAM volunteers around the historic exhibits of the Gloster Aircraft Company. In April 1941, the first British jet aeroplane first left the ground three miles from the museum, powered by Frank Whittles revolutionary engine Britain’s jet age had begun. A range of Gloster-built aircraft, spanning the company’s history from its biplane days of the 1920’s to the mighty delta-winged Javelin of the 1950’s. Vulcan, Gnat and Hunter cockpit tours; model aircraft displays; Café and souvenir shop. Have a fascinating day out!

We need a minimum of 20 people per Visit in order not to make a large financial loss. Bookings will be assessed
THREE WEEKS before the date of the Visit and the decision made on whether to go ahead or to cancel. At this time: -

If you have and booked for a Visit and it has had to be cancelled through lack of Support, YOU WILL BE INFORMED and your money refunded.


If you have booked for a Visit and it is to go ahead YOU WILL ALSO BE INFORMED, so that you are in no doubt that the Visit is still on. You may cancel a Visit up to THREE WEEKS before the date of the Visit and your money will be refunded. Please contact Colin Barry on 01923 677331 or Bruce Clark on 01442 264869 if you need to cancel.   


There can be no refunds for Members cancelling after these dates.
YOU CAN BOOK UP ON CONFIRMED TRIPS AS FOLLOWS:
Nene Valley Railway - Until the last minute.
Malvern Motor Company - Until 7th June.
Gloucester Museums - Until the last minute.


2014

SUMMER 2014 – VISIT DETAILS

 

SATURDAY 17TH MAY 2014. BROOKLANDS MUSEUM PLUS CONCORDE EXPERIENCE AND LONDON BUS COLLECTION

 

Departure: 09:00 am from Watford Central Library and return at about 17:00 pm Museum Entrance - Adult: £10-00, Concession: £9-00, Child: £5-00 Concorde Experience - Additional Fee: £4-00, Children; £2-00 Plus Coach cost of £15-00 Brooklands Museum is the birthplace of British Motorsport and Aviation, home of Concorde and the London Bus Museum. Come and see this historic site which includes part of the original race track built in 1907. Displays of vintage cars, motor cycles, can be seen, along with static historic aircraft that you can board and look around. In addition there is the 30 minutes Concorde Experience – the only Concorde with public access in
South East England (bookable on the day at extra cost subject to availability). You can photograph the flight deck. Note: Concorde and the other static aircraft are accessed via flights of aircraft steps. The Historic London Bus Collection has now moved in from Cobham. On 17th May the Museum is hosting the 1940’s relived; from the home front to the front line – fashions, re-enactment groups, civilian and military vehicles. You can even learn to ‘Jitterbug’.

 

SATURDAY 28TH JUNE 2014.

 

BLUEBELL RAILWAY AND MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION.


Departure: 08-30 am from Watford Central Library and return at about 18-30 pm. Combined Coach and Group Roaming Rail Ticket: ADULT: £29-00, CHILD: £22-00
The Bluebell Railway now operates a 20 mile return trip between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. There is so much to see: The medieval market town of East Grinstead, the National Trust Gardens are one mile from Sheffield Park Station. Horsted Keynes is perhaps the finest and best preserved 1920’s Southern Railway Station. The carriage and waggon workshops are usually open. At Sheffield Park members can explore the Locomotive Sheds and the Museum. There is a fine collection of locomotives and rolling stock. Cafes and restaurants abound. Roam around at will and don’t forget your cameras and videos. In addition on that weekend the Bluebell Line is hosting a Model Railway Weekend, centred at Horsted Keynes Station. Join the fun on this premier and newly extended Railway.

 

SATURDAY 26th JULY 2014.

 

PORTSMOUTH HISTORIC DOCKYARD


Departure: 08-00 am from Watford Central Library and return at about 19-00 pm Combined Coach and Entrance Tickets: Adult: £35-00, Concession: £34-00, Child: £30-00. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is undoubtedly one of the ‘jewels’ of this country; history in abundance, industrial prowess, spectacle and poignancy. Six great experiences combine to make this one of your most memorable days: The new Mary Rose Museum tell the powerful and tragic story of Henry VIII’s flagship – sunk in the Solent after firing a single salvo, taking a whole world with it for about 500 years. The preserving sprays have been switched of for the first time and you can see into the “hotbox”. HMS Victory – Lord Nelson’s Flagship looked almost as it did at the ‘Battle of Trafalgar’. The National Museum of the Royal Navy revealing the undiscovered stories of the men, women and ships that impacted on all our lives over the last 100 years. Also the interactive modern navy in the ‘Action Stations’ exhibit. HMS Warrior is the last survivor of Queen Victoria’s ‘Black Fleet’ of 1860; the first iron hulled warship, powered by sail and steam. A harbour cruise is included around the naval dockyards to view the naval ships that may be in Portsmouth.


2013
WADIHS Weekend 2013 
North Somerset Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd September 2013
Friday afternoon 
Radstock Museum  
Perhaps  Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust in Midsomer Norton
Saturday 
Somerset Coal Canal   
Saltford Brass mill Project
Radstock Hotel skittles after the evening meal there
Sunday 
Avon Valley Railway,  Bitton Railway Station
Claverton Pumping Engine
More details here
Please let me know when you have made your hotel booking. 
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0208 386 9504 
2 Titian Avenue, Bushey Heath, Bushey, Herts WD23 4GB
For pictures click here

2012
Saturday 5 May 2012 
Depart 09:00, return 18:00
The  Historic Dockyard , Chatham, Kent ME4 4TZ
site map
Rail Art exhibition 31 March - 13 May
Saturday 9 June 2012 
cancelled  
Depart 08:00, return 19:30
Beaulieu Motor Museum SO42 7ZN
Bond in Motion 50 years, 50 vehicles
The Tank Museum, Bovington , Dorset, BH20 6JG
Sunday 15 July 2012 
Depart 08:00, return 19:00
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway
Timetable
Sunday 15 July celebrating the 85th anniversary of the railway; special timetable
Brenzett Aeronautical Museum Ivychurch Road, Brenzett, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 OEE
more here
WADIHS Industrial History Weekend
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th October 2012
Cheshire and Clwyd
Location: Cheshire Cat  , Whitchurch Road, Christleton, Chester CH3 6AE
or if full
the  Mercure Chester East Hotel , Whitchurch Road, Christleton, Chester CH3 5QL
Read the full details (29.5 K Word document) before booking !
Friday 5 October 2012, 14:00 
Hooton Park Airfield , The Hangars, South Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH65 1BQ
Saturday 6 October 2012 
 Sunday 7 October 2012 
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Please register your interest with George as soon as possible.
For pictures click here

2011
Sunday 15 May 2011 
Shepherd Neame Brewery  Faversham, Kent
Kent & East Sussex Railway Tenterden - Bodiam, 10½ mile
1940's weekend
Saturday 11 June 2011 
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum  Tangmere near Chichester   and more here   leaflet   
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Chichester, West Sussex

Sunday 3 July 2011
Ironbridge Gorge museums Coalbrookdale, Telford, a  world heritage site 
Coach transport will be between 3 sites allowing visits to some of the 10 museums (average visit time):

Blists Hill VICTORIAN TOWN (2-3 Hours)
Coalport CHINA MUSEUM (1½ Hours)
Enginuity (2 Hours)
Jackfield TILE MUSEUM (1½ Hours)
Coalbrookdale MUSEUM of IRON (1½ Hours)
DARBY HOUSES (1 Hour)
Broseley PIPEWORKS (1 Hour)
MUSEUM of THE GORGE (45 mins)
TAR TUNNEL (20 mins)
IRON BRIDGE & TOLLHOUSE (30 mins)
Ironbridge Gorge map   Blists Hill map  
WADIHS weekend 7 – 9 October 2011 
In the Isle of Wight
Location: Yelfs Hotel , Union Street, Ryde, PO33 2LG
Read the full  details (35 K Word document) before booking !
A dozen interesting locations to visit !
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2010
Saturday 1 May 2010 
Black Country Museum  Tipton Road, Dudley
Cosford Air Museum West Midlands
Saturday 12 June 2010 
Whitchurch Silk Mill  on the River Test at Whitchurch   and more here  
Milestones Museum Basingstoke, Museum of Living History
Saturday 17 July 2010 
Haynes International Motor Museum  at Sparkford in Somerset
Fleet Air Arm Museum RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil, Somerset
WADIHS weekend 1-3 October 2010 
For pictures , look   here . 
Based at Millfields Hotel ,53 Bargate, Grimsby. DN34 5AD. Tel 01472 356068. 
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Possible attractions include:
Saturday 2 October 2010 
The Industries Buildings and Bridges of South Humberside

Keadby "Scherzer" rolling lift bridge
Keadby Canal railway drawbridge and signal box
Horkstow suspension bridge  (John Rennie - 1834) over New River Ancholme
Appleby and Frodingham  Railway
Wrawby Postmill
Barton-upon-Humber waterside and haven
(Optional Extra) Barton-upon-Humber town walk
 
Sunday 3 October 2010 
Grimsby Docks and Town

National Heritage Fishing Museum
Grimsby Trawler  "Ross Tiger"
Corporation Bridge (bascule type lift bridge)
Grimsby Dock walk to view surviving buildings and structures
Victorian Grimsby - People's Park and fishing fleet skippers' houses
Waltham mill , a six sailed tower mill of 1880

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Please register your interest with either organiser as soon as possible.

2009
Saturday 2 May 2009 
Solent Sky Aviation Museum  
Calshot Spit
Saturday 27 June 2009 
Crich tramway village  home of the National Tramway Museum
Denby pottery tour, food, drink, factory shop
Saturday 25 July 2009 
Coventry transport museum  the world's largest collection of British road transport
Midland Air Museum at Coventry airport near Baginton
National Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne
WADIHS weekend 12-13 September 2009 
Venue: The   Royal Sportsman Hotel  which is located in the centre of Porthmadog at the quieter end of the High
Street. The main part of this Victorian Hotel was built in 1862.
Sygun Copper Mine , 2 km from Beddgelert, is a Victorian copper mine that was closed in 1903.

Sygun Copper mine 12 Sept 2009

Gorseddau Slate Quarry The Gorseddau Tramway which was a 3 ft gauge railway built in 1856 to link the slate quarries around Gorseddau
with the wharves at Porthmadog. The National Slate Museum is located at Gilfach Ddu in the 19th century workshops
of the now disused Dinorwic slate quarry , within the Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, Gwynedd.
The museum has the largest working waterwheel in mainland Britain.
Other options:

walk up Snowdon
take a trip on the lake railway

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2008
Wednesday 9 April 2008 
Bentley Priory  
Apsley Paper Mills
Sunday 22 June 2008 
Museum of Army Flying  Middle Wallop
Watercress Line Alresford, Hampshire
Sunday 20 July 2008 
Oxford Bus Museum  at Long Hanborough
Blenheim Steam Sawmill at Long Hanborough  Combe Mill
Didcot Railway Museum on a steam day
WADIHS weekend 5-7 September
Sheffield at the cutting edge
A weekend of stone steel, streams and steam. 

Friday 5 September 2008
a.m.  David Mellor cutlery works at Hathersage   
p.m. A walk to old millstone grit quarries
Saturday 6 September 2008 
a.m.  Kelham Island Museum (if open) 
or Guided walk around central Sheffield to look at the buildings of the cutlery industry
p.m.  Shepherds Wheel an 18th century water powered "grinding hull"
Sunday 7 September 2008 
a.m. Abbeydale Hamlet 
p.m. Barrow Hill Roundhouse

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2007
Saturday 19 May 2007 
British Empire & Commonwealth Museum 
Brunel's Old Bristol Station
SS Great Britain 
Bristol Ferry Boat tour 

Sunday 17 June 2007
Snibston Discovery Park,  Coalville
Birmingham canal trip 

Saturday 7 July 2007
Imperial War Museum,  Duxford

Stoke Industrial Heritage Weekend
Friday 14 Setember - Sunday 16 September 2007
Based at  Haydon House Hotel

Wedgwood Visitor Centre
Stoke Museum
Spode Museum
Etruria Industrial Museum,  Cheddleton
Churnet Valley Railway
Apedale Heritage Centre,  Chesterton
Brindley Water Mill,  Leek
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2006
Monday 22 May 2006 
National Motorcycle Museum,  Bickenhill, Solihull
The Severn Valley Railway Lunch at Kidderminster Station
Taking the 14:20 train to Bridgnorth

Sunday 18 June 2006
The  Heritage Motor Centre   at Gaydon
The Forge Mill Needle Museum at Redditch
and also the Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre
The Avoncroft Museum  of Historic Buildings
Sunday 23 July 2006 
The Croydon Airport Terminal  
The Deal timeball tower and Maritime museum
The 
Dover Transport Museum

2005
Friday 20 May 2005 
The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Co Ltd  
Rolls-Royce Heritage Centre and Museum

Friday 24 June 2005 
The Wilton Carpet Factory  
The  Army Signals Museum Blandford Camp
The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

Friday 8 July 2005
St Edmundsbury Cathedral  
The Regency Theatre Royal
The  Greene King Brewery

Sunday 24 July 2005
The Bluebell Railway  
Amberley Chalk Pits Museum
White Cliffs Weekend 16-18 September 2005 
Based at the Ramada Hotel in Dover 

White Cliffs Visitor Centre
South Foreland Lighthouse
Bleriot memorial
De Bradelei Pier
harbour tour on the  Southern Queen
guided tour of old dock
Samphire Hoe
Crabble Corn Mill
Capel le Ferne
Lunch at the Mariners, Quayside, Folkestone
visit the harbour and cliff lift, Folkestone

2004
23 May 2004 
Birmingham Jewellery Quarter  
The Pen Room
RAF Cosford Aircraft Museum

27 June 2004
Leicester: 
Abbey Beam Engine Pumping Station
The National Space Centre
Guided open-top bus tour of Leicester

25 July 2004
Swindon Railway Museum  
Crofton Beam Engines
17-19 September 2004 
Forest of Dean  
based at Clearwell near Coleford

Bullo Pill , a Forest of Dean coal and timber port
Lydney Docks
Forest of Dean Railway at Lydney
lunch at the  Fountain Inn , Parkend
Hopewell Colliery
Dark Hill Iron Works guided by  Keith Webb
Forest of Dean Iron Mining Museum,  Clearwell Caves , where ochre is mined
Kingfisher Cruises  Symonds Yat lunch and commentary
Tintern walk

2003
11 May 2003 
National Tramway Museum  , Crich, Derbyshire
Derby Industrial Museum

22 June
Rural Life Museum  , Gressenhall, Norfolk
Mid Norfolk Railway , Dereham  our visit
17 July 2003 
BMW Body Pressing Plant, Swindon
Milestones, Museum of Hampshire Life, Basingstoke

3 - 5 October 2003
Black Country  :
Red Cone Museum and Stuart Crystal Glassworks, Stourbridge
National Lock Museum, Willenhall
Leather Museum, Walsall
Bumblehole via the  Netherton Canal Tunnel (a walk through !) to Tividale
Lunch at the  Old Swan, Netherton
Walsall Illuminations and Arboretum
Cradley Heath, chain making
The Bratch, Staffs. and Worcs. canal

2002
12 May 2002 
Manningtree Nuclear Bunker, Mistley Secret Bunker (now closed)
The Maritime Museum and Redoubt Fort , Harwich
Thorrington Tide Mill

23 June 2002
The Royal Gunpowder Mills  , Waltham Abbey
The Crossness Pumping Station
The Thames Barrier

20 July 2002
 Pinchbeck Engine and Land Drainage Museum  , Spalding
Crowland Bridge
Heckington Windmill , Heckington, Sleaford
The Battle of Britain Flight Museum , RAF Coningsby
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre , East Kirby
Sibsey Trader Windmill

4 - 6 October 2002
Nottingham:  
Lace Market Centre and guided walk around the Lace Market area
Lunch - The  Old Trip to Jerusalem
Brewhouse Yard Museum
Underground tour of the Nottingham sandstone caves
Wollaton Hall and Park
Nottingham Industrial Museum
Great Central Railway - Loughborough to Leicester North
Old Union Canal, Foxton (staircases of locks)

 

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