Thame & District

Boys Toys

The Boy's Toys Group organises visits generally of a more technical interest and is open to both girls & boys

This Group will only succeed if members volunteer to organise visits. Please discuss any possible visits with Brian Fisher (tel: 215924).

As further visits are organised announcements will be made at the main meetings and will then be added to this page.

Details of the known planned meetings for 2019 and the meetings for the previous five years are shown below.

Visits in 2019:

  • 8 May - Visit Amberley museum, which has a comprehensive collection of industrial and transport heritage of Sussex, much of it working and demonstrated. Cost £13 per head including introductory talk; plus petrol. (Organiser Brian Fisher)
  • 2 July - Visit to Trenchard Museum at RAF Halton. Starts at 10:00. Details from Organiser - Graham Stiles.
  • 11 July - Visit to the De Havilland aircraft museum at Shenley. This is the oldest aviation museum in the U.K. and has a fascinating collection of old aircraft and equipment. We will be given a tour. Cost is £17 including a drink and biscuits; plus petrol. (Organiser Brian Fisher)
  • 7 September - European drag racing championships at Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire. Watch 250 teams from all over Europe and many supporting events. Tickets £35. (Organiser Michael Weeks)
  • 10 October - Tour of the Triumph motorbike factory. They are based at Hinkley, which is about 70 miles from Thame (should do the trip comfortably in 2 hours max). Cost will be advised later - but it’s around £20 per head; plus petrol. (Organiser Brian Fisher)


Visits in 2018:

  • 11 June - Aerospace Bristol (organiser Brian Fisher)
  • 1 November - Jaguar Heritage Centre (Organiser Roger Cope)

Visits in 2017:

  • 10 April - Bucks Recycling Centre at Calvert. (organiser Brian Fisher)
  • 9 July - Thame Garden and Woodland Railway (organiser Brian Fisher)
  • 11 October - BMW Mini Plant Tour, Cowley - tour 1 (organiser Peter Wallace)
  • 7 November - BMW Mini Plant Tour, Cowley - tour 2 (organiser Peter Wallace)
  • 22 November - Oxford Bus Museum (organiser Graham Stiles)

Visits in 2016:

  • 20th May - Fawley Hill Steam and Vintage Transport Festival - (organiser Brian Fisher)

Visits in 2015:

  • 11 March - The Crystal (Future Technology), London (organiser Brian Fisher)
  • 30 March - Diamond Light Project, Harwell (organiser Peter Wallace)
  • 19 May - National Space Centre, Leicester (organiser Stan Riley)
  • 1 June - Water and Steam Museum, Brentford (organiser Peter Tyson] - Cancelled
  • 7 July - Perkins Diesel Engine Plant, Peterborough (organiser Michael Weeks]
  • 27 September - Piston & Props Classic, Sywell (organiser Bob Colwell & Paul Earley)

Visits in 2014:

  • 9 April - RAF Welford (organiser David Kew)
  • 19 May - ProDrive, Banbury (organiser Richard White)
  • 19 June - HR Wallingford (organiser Bob Webster)
  • 25 July - SS Shieldhall, Southampton (organiser Michael Weeks)
  • 27 July - Thame Garden Railway (organiser Norman Miles
  • 29 August - Dorset Steam Fair -cancelled)
  • 15 September - Imperial War Museum, Duxford (organiser Stan Riley)
  • 18 November - Brooklands Museum "The Jet Age and Beyond" (organiser Len Davidson)
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Computer Group Craft
Current Affairs Day Visits
Family History Group French Beginners
French Conversation Garden Visits
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History Knit & Natter
Latin Beginners Mah Jong Beginners Group
Music Appreciation Ornithology
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Scrabble Singing for Pleasure
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