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 sea,

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 Activities

On 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 fitting out.

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.

A 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 Group.