In October of the year 2000, a number of people who shared
an interest in transport met to look at the possibility
of forming a group to bring together others of a like
mind. As result of this meeting the Wye Valley Transport
Interest Group was formed. It was decided to hold monthly
meetings and arrange occasional outings with a transport
theme. The group has met regularly since then and considered
a wide range of subjects all associated with transport.
current membership, which numbers around 30, consists
of both men and women, many of whom are or have been connected
with the transport industry in their employment, whilst
others have a hobby based on this theme or simply a general
interest. It has become obviously that there is a whole
wealth of experience and knowledge within the group resulting
in certain members giving talks ranging from aircraft
to Bedford vehicles; from bridges to owning a car dealership;
from canals to railways. Speakers from outside the group
have spoken on such matters as Stagecoach (the bus operator),
motor racing, Bristol trams and British motorcycles.
visits have been made to the Crich Tramway Museum in Derbyshire
and the Science Museum at Wroughton near Swindon. On 18th
June the group is taking a coach trip to the Anderton
Boat Lift and visiting the Salt Museum at Northwich in
are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, excepting
August and December, commencing at 7.30 pm in St Mary's
Hall, which is opposite the parish church in Ross-on-Wye.
There is a small charge of £1.00 for each meeting, which
includes light refreshments. Membership is £10.00 per
year and this enables us to invite visiting speakers and
cover their expenses. All meetings are open to non-members
and we are always pleased to see visitors.
you would like further information and details of the
remaining meetings for 2005, please contact Vincent Tweed
on Ross (01989) 564726.