There’s been a bit of a spate of visits to transport museums over the last twelve months – some declared others not – and I think I am beginning to get a bit of a reputation as a transport nerd. This latest post won’t do anything to dispel that myth.… Read the rest
There are some amazing little places tucked away in far flung corners of the UK and I got to visit one of these last weekend – the Museum of Classic Sci-Fi in Allendale.
Allendale in Northumberland is a tiny place of about 2,000 people and yet there, in the ground floor of a house, is a small collection of TV science fiction memorabilia.… Read the rest
Sometime before Concorde became operational in 1976 a guy down our road invited us as a family to go and see it at RAF Fairford. I remember vividly standing underneath this beautiful bird and going up and kicking its tyres! I’m told we were also able to go inside but I don’t remember this.… Read the rest
For my Dad’s birthday I had booked for us both to go over and visit the Brooklands Museum. In my mind I associated it with cars and the banked track that played host to so many early motorsport races. In my Dad’s mind he associated it with planes and when he worked on the site for Vickers in 1964.… Read the rest
It seems that this has become a bit of a “thing”. This is the fifth year of getting out post Christmas to work off some of the chocolate consumed and make the most of our National Trust Membership. You can see the previous entries here, 2014/5, 2015/6, 2016/7 (either didn’t do it or forgot to write about it that year) and 2017/18.… Read the rest