Planning is progressing on the weekend of 19th/20th/21st May, centred on Llangollen
Lots of lovely things to do there....
Members are encouraged to put this special date in their diaries and to indicate their interest to TT Trustee Stephen Middleton on 01423 561965.
The 'Red Wheel' programme of commemorative plaques goes from strength to strength, helping to raise the profile of Britain's transport heritage and, at the same time, raising the profile of the Trust.
On Monday 14th November we had two further unveilings, at 'Premier League' sites on the west side of Manchester, and all members and their friends were invited to attend:
Barton Canal Aqueducts on the Bridgewater Canal - at the site of Brindley's original aqueduct over the River Irwell and the Swing Aqueduct over the Manchester Ship Canal, which replaced it. The Swing Aqueduct was be swung in our honour!
Manchester Barton Aerodrome - opened in 1930 as the first municipal airport in Britain and still operational. Our visit included a tour of some of the original infrastructure of the aerodrome, including the Hangar and Passenger Terminal, and the oldest continuously used Control Tower of 1932. Read more
Both sites are owned by the Peel Group, which was represented by two of its Directors. Our visit to the Aerodrome was also hosted by the Friends of Barton Aerodrome.
The Transport Trust party was led by our President, Sir William McAlpine and Civic Dignitaries joined us.
Monday, 14th November 2016
Barton Canal Aqueduct,
Barton Lane, Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester M30 0HX
Manchester Barton Aerodrome,
Liverpool Road, Manchester, M30 7SA
By popular request, Jon Jolliffe invited any interested members to another in an occasional series of days out on London's transport network:
This year's plan was to explore the more obscure branch lines serving West London, past and present, including the Olympic Park (not that one; the 1908 games in White City) and various bridges over the Thames.
A one-day Travelcard (or Freedom pass) covered the exploration, starting at Paddington at ~11:00 and ending at Victoria around 17:00. We took in three national rail cos, Underground (H&C and tube) and Overground plus a couple of bus rides for a change. Not much walking was required this time.
I led this trip on Tues 20th Sept, but if you'd be interested in another date please signify and we'll see what the demand is.
Replies to the office to book places and receive full briefing/ joining instructions.
Regards, Jon Jolliffe