Here is a glimpse of the Field Officers’ Excursion plans for 2019
To Broadway on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, calling at Toddington for the loco sheds; then your choice of visits, including: the Gordon Russell Design Museum and the Broadway Museum & Art Gallery (Denise Magauran, Lynne O’Farrell and Angela Robson)
Bristol for a tour of Arnos Vale Victorian Cemetery, plus a visit to the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, pictured below (Joyce Barrus). This visit follows-up a talk on 6th February in Painswick when the Curator Nick Wray will discuss the ‘Relocation and Development of the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden’.
A tour by boat along the Kennet & Avon Canal, starting at Brassknocker Basin. With stops to visit Claverton Pumping Station, the Dundas Aqueduct, the Somerset Coal Canal and the Limpley Stoke Viaduct (Peter Cornish and David Thackray).
This visit is linked to the meeting on 21st May at the Hub, when George Eycott will talk about ‘The Restoration and Use of the Claverton Pumping Station’.
Selbourne and Chawton in Hampshire, to visit the homes of the Naturalist Gilbert White and Author Jane Austen (David Thackray)
South Wales for the Brecon Mountain Railway (near Merthyr Tydfil), the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, and Brecon Cathedral (Robert and Jane Mann)
Local visit to explore Stroud Wool and Weaving Industry (Joyce Barrus)
The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare (Robert and Jane Mann)