Outings Report for Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Wednesday July 2014.
The weather was dull, but that did not detract from our enjoyment, and the trip went well, except for one hiccup.
The Guided tour of Weald and Downland Museum took us to the key historical houses, whilst others made their own menu from the 45 historical houses on display, The guide pointing out the prime features of each as we progressed, and included the bakery with its old tools. The party also looked at the Artifacts in the lower level of the Downland Gridshell, (that’s an interesting wooden geodesic building in its own right) and we also had time to look at the visiting Spinning and Weaving Exhibition in the upper level of the Gridshell.
We had extra time, because the visit to the Lurgashall winery was cancelled -
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Everyone managed the early start and long journey down the M4 and then M5 to the
Bloodhound HQ at Avonmouth, where we had an eye-
Our excellent lecture guides very clear and well-
We will all be anxiously watching the website for news of progress and achievements towards the record attempt itself over the next 18 months.
In the afternoon, an illuminating visit to the SS Great Britain –our excellent Guides
outlined the chequered progress of the first steel hull and powered boat – (surprisingly
less than fifty years after Nelson’s all-
The ship is now fitted out internally as the immigrant clipper with very good models
and fittings, first class dining room, berths and steerage, galley, and moving engine.
The stories of live animals on board -
A super day, enjoyable and educational, and very successful outing,
Well organised by Mike Reed