The Transport group was formed in 2017 and is aimed at anyone
who has an interest in any form of transport, whether land, air or
Our visits have included the Mid Hants
Railway, HMS Belfast, the De Haviland
Aircraft Museum, Brooklands Car Museum (including a guided tour of
Concorde), Alton Bus Rally, the Thames barrier, the Morgan Car factory, and the Battle of
Britain museum near Hendon.
There is no limit to where we go.
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Recent ActivitiesOn 1st April 2019, a group of
nine of us took the train from Bracknell to London to visit the Cutty
Sark and then onwards to visit the Royal Observatory. I didn’t realise
that the Cutty Sark was built as recently as 1870 and was only used as
a tea clipper for a few years. We enjoyed an interesting morning
looking around her and finding out her fascinating history. The
original builder went bankrupt before she was completed, and her first
owner, John Willis, then had to find another company for the final
We then made the short walk to the Royal
Observatory: the place from which time all over the world is measured.
We took the opportunity to stand on the Meridian Line so we could have
one foot in the eastern hemisphere and the other in the western. An
interesting time was spent looking around the exhibition. We discovered
the magnificent clocks of John Harrison and how they took years to
build. We also learnt how time was used in working out latitude and
longitude so that seafarers could determine their whereabouts.
few of us wound up the day (appropriately), by visiting a good old
traditional East End Pie and Mash shop, where we tried some of their
traditional gravy known as liquor. Strange to say, but no one tried the
good old jellied eels. Yes, another interesting trip by the Transport