Worcester

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.)

Scroll down for some pictures of the Bugatti Heritage trip; photos from other snappers on the trip would be very welcome!

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.

David Barrett
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 - and volunteer organisers - 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.

Past and Recent Trips

No photos from Ray Collett's Dec 12th talk on Sri Lankan railways but, for those of you who wast to know more, the book Ray referred to was: Hemasiri Fernando (2014) The Uva Railway - Railway to the Moon ISBN 978-955-44167-1-0. The company he went with was PTG Rail Tours.
Bugatti Logo
Here are some photos by Pete Ager of the October 13th trip to Bugatti Heritage.

Baby Peugeot Some of the Group admiring a Type 55. Type 55 Bugatti Dashboard

Here are some photos from the trip to Hereford Waterworks Museum, also courtesy of Pete Ager.

The Group at Hereford Waterworks Museum HWWM 2 HWWM 3 HWWM 4
Dates for your Diary
Wed Jan 29th 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 TBA
Wed Apr 8th TBA
Wed May 6th TBA
More Group Pages
Adventures in Music Ancient World Art - Painting - Basic Art - Painting - Basic 2
Art - Painting - Water Colour Art - Painting for Pleasure Art and Philosophy Art Discussion
Art History Board and Card Games Bridge - Beginners Bridge - Guided Play
Bridge - Improvers Bridge 1 (Duplicate) Bridge 2 (Rubber/Chicago) Bridge-Gentle Duplicate
Chainmaille Jewellery Choir Computing-Basic Computing-Office
Crafts Creative Writing Croquet Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling - Short Dancing - Ballroom partners Dancing - Belly dancing Dancing - Flamenco 1 - Beginners
Dancing - Flamenco 2 - Improvers Dancing - Line Beginners Dancing - Line Improvers Stage 1 Dancing - Line Improvers Stage 2
Dancing - Tap Discussion 1 Discussion 2 Economics Discussion Group
Film Appreciation French - Beginners Plus French - Culture and Conversation French - Improvers
French - Intermediate Garden Club Genealogy Group German - Conversation
German - Improvers German - Intermediate Greek / Latin Continuers Handbell Ringing
Italian - Continuers Italian - Intermediate Jazz and Big Bands Local History 1
Local History 2 Local History 3 Local History 4 Long Cycling & Ultra Cycling Groups
Mindfulness and Meditation Music Appreciation Music, Health and Wellbeing Philosophy
Photography - Audio Visual Photography - Creative Photography - Practical Play Reading 1
Play Reading 2 Poetry Circle Poetry for Enjoyment Poetry for Pleasure
Reading - Modern Novels Reading 1 Reading 2 Reading Wittgenstein
Science & Technology Sewing Shakespeareans Shakespeareans 2
Short Mat Bowling Short Mat Bowling 2 Short Mat Bowling 3 Short Mat Bowling 4
Short Mat Bowling 5 Short Mat Bowling 6 Short Mat Bowling 7 Spanish - Beginners
Spanish - Beginners Plus Spanish - Continuers Table Tennis 1 Table Tennis 2
Tennis Transport and Machinery Travel Ukulele
Walks - Long 1 Walks - Long 2 Walks - Short
More Group Pages
Adventures in Music Ancient World
Art - Painting - Basic Art - Painting - Basic 2
Art - Painting - Water Colour Art - Painting for Pleasure
Art and Philosophy Art Discussion
Art History Board and Card Games
Bridge - Beginners Bridge - Guided Play
Bridge - Improvers Bridge 1 (Duplicate)
Bridge 2 (Rubber/Chicago) Bridge-Gentle Duplicate
Chainmaille Jewellery Choir
Computing-Basic Computing-Office
Crafts Creative Writing
Croquet Cryptic Crosswords
Cycling - Short Dancing - Ballroom partners
Dancing - Belly dancing Dancing - Flamenco 1 - Beginners
Dancing - Flamenco 2 - Improvers Dancing - Line Beginners
Dancing - Line Improvers Stage 1 Dancing - Line Improvers Stage 2
Dancing - Tap Discussion 1
Discussion 2 Economics Discussion Group
Film Appreciation French - Beginners Plus
French - Culture and Conversation French - Improvers
French - Intermediate Garden Club
Genealogy Group German - Conversation
German - Improvers German - Intermediate
Greek / Latin Continuers Handbell Ringing
Italian - Continuers Italian - Intermediate
Jazz and Big Bands Local History 1
Local History 2 Local History 3
Local History 4 Long Cycling & Ultra Cycling Groups
Mindfulness and Meditation Music Appreciation
Music, Health and Wellbeing Philosophy
Photography - Audio Visual Photography - Creative
Photography - Practical Play Reading 1
Play Reading 2 Poetry Circle
Poetry for Enjoyment Poetry for Pleasure
Reading - Modern Novels Reading 1
Reading 2 Reading Wittgenstein
Science & Technology Sewing
Shakespeareans Shakespeareans 2
Short Mat Bowling Short Mat Bowling 2
Short Mat Bowling 3 Short Mat Bowling 4
Short Mat Bowling 5 Short Mat Bowling 6
Short Mat Bowling 7 Spanish - Beginners
Spanish - Beginners Plus Spanish - Continuers
Table Tennis 1 Table Tennis 2
Tennis Transport and Machinery
Travel Ukulele
Walks - Long 1 Walks - Long 2
Walks - Short