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VISITS & WALKS 2017
MAY 16th GUIDED WALK - “OFF-CENTRE” BRISTOL
APRIL 29th GUIDED WALK AROUND CLEVEDON
JUNE 6th COACH TRIP TO MOTTISFONT AND MARLBOROUGH
JULY 5th VISIT TO BRISTOL DOCKS AND M-SHED MUSEUM
Above left - View from the Crane by M-shed, Bristol Docks.
Above right - A demonstration of crane-driving by Alan Salter
Above left - The Pyronaut demonstrates its fire-fighting jets in Cumberland Basin.
Above right - Society members on the Pyronaut at Bristol Docks
On one of the few hot days of the summer the destination was Bristol docks, where Society member and M-Shed volunteer Alan Salter had arranged a range of experiences for those with a head for heights and liking for boat rides. The group were lifted to the cab of one of the dockside cranes where Alan demonstrated his crane-driving skills, had a cruise down to the Cumberland Basin on the old fire-boat Pyronaut, which showed the range of its jets for us and finally were given a fascinating tour of the storage areas of the M-Shed museum. This holds a vast stock of artefacts large and small relating to domestic and industrial life in Bristol over the last 200 years.
JULY 20th VISIT TO BADMINTON HOUSE
SEPTEMBER 13th COACH TRIP TO CLEEVE ABBEY AND DUNSTER
Above Left - Our guide shows the tiled floor of the refectory at Cleeve Abbey.
Above Right - Cleeve Abbey, looking across the cloister to the later refectory building.
Left - The Yarn Market, Dunster