Transport and Machinery
At WR2 5SN Monthly on Wed at 2pm at Rushwick Village Hall WR2 5TA or visits as arranged. (Both time and day of visits may vary, depending on the requirements of the place visited.)
Under Links (top right) are two videos that got squeezed out at the Jan 16 meeting.
Leader and Contact: D Barrett.
The Transport and Machinery Group embraces all aspects of transport and static machinery. There is no restriction on numbers so if you're interested, do come along - the more the merrier! Although I am acting as Group co-ordinator for administrative purposes I am not any kind of expert. As a result I look to members to give presentations on their particular interests, propose visits and otherwise contribute to the Group.
Tel 01905 423440.
You may be interested in the Worcester Industrial Archaeology and Local History Society. Click on Industrial for a look at their web site.
The programme so far is listed under 'Dates for your Diary'. These events will be slotted in in due course if they can be arranged:
Here are some suggestions for the future; comments are invited.
- Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and Pen Museum
- SS Great Britain, Bristol;
- Aerospace Museum Bristol;
- Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne;
- National Space Centre, Leicester;
- Black Country Museum, Dudley;
- Blists Hill Museum, Ironbridge;
- Tyseley Engine Sheds, Birmingham.
Here are some photos from the recent trip to Hereford Waterworks Museum, courtesy of Pete Ager.
Here are some that Pete took at Statfold Barn on March 23rd.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Nov 13th||Visit to the Bugatti Trust near Cheltenham. |
Cost: £10 per head, for which we get a private viewing of the exhibits together with a presentation on Ettore Bugatti, his family and the history of The Bugatti Trust.
Tea/coffee biscuits will be available on arrival. For is more information click on Bugatti.
|Wed Dec 11th||Rushwick Village Hall 2pm |
Part 2 of an illustrated talk on the Sri Lankan Railways by member Ray Collett.
It will feature the Uva line whichconnects the tea estates with Colombo and will focus on stations and civil engineering rather than locomotives.
|Wed Jan 15th 2020||Rushwick Village Hall 2pm|
Talk on the development of the bicycle by new member Clive Foreman.
|Wed Jan 29th 2020||Rushwick Village Hall 2pm|
Talk by David Whitaker of Malvern Radar And Technology History Society (a charity; click on mraths for more) entitled “Scientists in Malvern”.
Have you ever wondered why there are so many science / technical people and businesses in Malvern? David Whitaker will explain the secret development of radar and provide the background to the move of the Telecommunications Research Establishment (TRE) to Malvern during WW2. He will also describe the impact on Malvern and explain how and why that initial presence and work has evolved over the years.
|Wed Mar 11th 2020||TBA|
|Wed Apr 8th 2020||TBA|
|Wed May 6th 2020||TBA|