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Brooklands 15th May 2019
  

 


 

Outing to Brooklands Motor/Aircraft  “Museum” near Cobham in Surrey

The Wheelchair accessible coach set off from Worthing at 10 am and reached Brooklands about 1 ½ hours later.  Unfortunately because of holidays and hospital appointments etc. we had several cancellations and the coach was only half full, but still a lovely ride through the countryside.

We were met by a very kind helpful staff and ushered into the welcome hall for a 20 minute introduction and history of the Museum,  which  is situated at the original Brooklands Racing Circuit built in the early 1900s and amazingly part of the very very steep banking is still there.

The exhibits are housed in large warehouses containing early aeroplanes and even a wellington bomber,  antique cars and famous racing cars and motor bikes.   Outside there were seven or eight aeroplanes including one of the original Concordes,   a  VC10 and quite a “small”  looking Harrier jump jet !  A most interesting day.   I travelled by car with Robin and family and on the way back through the country roads of Surrey commented that the Fellowship used to own a residential home in this area, somewhere near Cobham. Then surprise surprise just as I finished that story we saw a sign pointing to a house “SILVERWOOD LODGE”   It really couldn’t have been the same place – Could it ??                           Bob


Below are a few pictures of the event by Robin Karen and Becs with and a couple from Clare bear. If you would like yours pictures included then send them into me at webmaster@worthingbpf.co.uk


 

 
  Concorde
 
  Aeroplane
 
  Motor bike
 
  Carole
 
  Concorde
 
   
 
  The front of Brooklands
 
  Daughter Becs and grandson Jacob in the play area in the restaurant
 
  bikes
 
  Daphne Kerry and Mogs
 
  Bob
 
   
 
  Barbara Cartland room
 
  Becs and Karen
 
  Roger and Maggie
 
  race track
 
  Becs on members bridge
 
  A collection of aircraft at the museum
 
  Jump jet
 
   
 
  Spitfire
 
  Sopwith camel engine
 
  Sopwith
 
  Peter Thwaits
 
  WW2 Wellington  bomber
 
  Blade angle demostrater
 
  Jet engine
 
  Brooklands from the air
 
  Old tv
 
  Gaynor and Terry
 
  Kieth Wyatt
 
  Ann Pacham
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
  Game
 
  Game
 
  Missiles
 
  Mogs and Alan the Coach driver and owner
 
  The national bus museum
 
  Early bus
 
  late bus
 
  wrong way bus (WW2 picture)
 
   
 
   
 
  Concorde
 
  Carole
 
  Terry
 
  Motor museum
 
  Fast cars
 
  track at brooklands
 
  a very fast car
 
    Nanette
 
   
 
  Sinclair death trap
 
  Racing cars
 
   
 
  James Hunt piston broke
 
  Me (Robin) and me grandson Jacob
 
  No idea what these are
 
  Track at Brooklands
 
  F1
 
  a building
 
  another building
 
  Bob
 
  older cars
 
  older bikes
 
  Petrol station
 
  Main building
 
  Gill
 
  Concord again
 
  underground passage joining the shelters together
 
  Shelters
 
  Test hill with Jacob
 
  View from Members bridge
 
  Becs with me and the wife down below
 
  Robin and Karen
 
  Jacob
 
  Track again
 
  That hill from the bottom
  The End