Transport and Engineering Technology
Group Leader is Peter Houghton
The Group hopes to cover all aspects of Transport and Engineering, allowing members to indulge their interests whether it be Railways, Boats, Aircraft, Canals, Trams or any other type of engineering.
During the winter months, we invite speakers on interesting subjects. When the weather is kinder, we hold more outside activities including visits. Visits are usually by members' own transport.
There may be charges for some events.
In addition to the events shown below, we are hoping to visit the British Motor Museum in April. More details will be given when the date is fixed.
Group membership enquiries to Sheila Williams using the 'send a message' link on this page.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Oct 23rd||Visit: Irlam Station for lunch - the station is a living museum with a café bar situated on the platform, servicing both the train station and the surrounding community. It is a testament to a time gone by for the railway and locals of the Irlam area filled with artifacts and decorated in a 1920's train station theme.|
|Wed Nov 13th||Winmarleigh Street. Talk by Roger Coasby: Blue Streak - Britain's entry in the Space Race.|
|Wed Dec 4th||10.30am Winmarleigh Street - Talk on the Manchester Ship Canal given by members of the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society.|
|Wed Jan 22nd 2020||10.30am Winmarleigh Street. Talk on the North West Air Ambulance.|
Speaker is Les Hardy who used to work for the Air Ambulance service. A substantial element of the talk will concentrate on engineering aspects of the service. Donations to NWAA.
|Wed Feb 26th 2020||Visit to Western Approaches Museum, Liverpool. Discover the place where the Second World War was won, under the streets of Liverpool. Cost of admission and tour £10.|
|Wed Mar 4th 2020||10.30am Winmarleigh Street - Talk by Dr Tom Prestion - 'You've Never Had It So Good - Motoring in the 50s and 60s'.|
|Wed Apr 22nd 2020||Visit to Quarry Bank Mill, National Trust property at Styal. View the mill, gardens and apprentice house.|
|Tue May 19th 2020||Visit to Avro Museum, Woodford Aerodrome, Stockport. Guided tour of exhibition hall, and tours of Vulcan, Lancaster and VC10 cockpits. Approx £15 entry fee.|
|Tue Jun 9th 2020||Visit to the The National Coal Mining Museum for England at Wakefield - provides a great day out with a unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground to explore England's last deep coal mine.|