Ely & District

Transport

Interested in learning about the impact, history and technology of transport, in all its forms? If so ,this group is for you!

Just come and join us! We provide the opportunity for you to learn how all aspects of transport have evolved and how it's shaped our lives, in so many ways. As an aside, you may also at any time, wish to share your knowledge and reminiscence, although, only if you choose so to do. Not compulsory!

There are also a number of small sub-groups that meet informally, to share in the study of specific topics and/or the organisation of trips. These are:
Model Engineering
Rail Roving
Vehicle Technology
Wartime Airfields

Our Transport Group meets for 2.30pm start, on the 3rd Monday of the month, at Ely Bowls Club, Nutholt Lane, Ely CB7 4PL. The Group Coordinators are: Peter Lee (tel 649417) and Carol Trigg, supported by a team, who are; Rob Barter (treasurer), Jane Wicks (refreshments), Rowland Wells (outings) and Colin George (website page editor).

Interested? Please send a message through the contact button on the Transport page. We would be delighted to hear from you!

Page Editor: Colin George

Dates for your Diary
Mon Dec 16th Tony Kirby on ‘Railway Architecture in East Anglia’, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £2
Mon Jan 20th 2020 Chris Holley reprises his 2010 talk on ‘Concorde - Birth, Life, Death & Afterlife’, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £1
Mon Feb 17th 2020 Nigel Macknight on ‘Regaining the World Water Speed Record', Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £2
Tue Feb 25th 2020 Visit to RAF Marham, organised by Colin George (limit 20 persons)
Mon Mar 16th 2020 Talk by Keith Parkinson, Chairman of the NVR on the ‘Nene Valley Railway - the first forty years’, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £2
Sat Mar 21st 2020 Visit to the Statfold Barn Narrow Gauge Railway, Tamworth (£13 advance booking, shared transport)
Mon Apr 20th 2020 Roger Haverson on the ‘Bristol Brabazon - White Hope or White Elephant’, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £1
Mon May 18th 2020 Peter Cox on the ‘History of the Tracked Hovercraft’, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £2
Mon Jun 15th 2020 Brian Dyes on the ‘Ipswich Transport Museum’, exploring the development of engineering and transport around Ipswich and the restoration of the Cambridge horse tram, Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £2
Mon Jul 20th 2020 Paul Young on the ‘Norfolk Orbital Railway’ (TBC), Ely Bowls Club, 2.30pm, £2

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Games Gardens and Plants
History and Family History Languages
Music Photography
Social and Sport Transport
Walking Written Word