Wings and Wheels Society.

Coming Soon.


Programme of events at Dursley Community Centre and other locations.

All Meetings Start at 8 pm.





Essential Covid information for Wings & Wheels Meetings at the Community Centre:

Dear Members, We are trying to make our meetings as safe as possible and can only do that if everyone takes personal responsibility for making sure they are safe to mix. To attend, we ask you to be totally free of fever, cough, altered smell or taste, or breathing difficulties, (unless the latter are part of a chronic pre-existing condition). Equally we would ask you not to attend if you are self-isolating due to COVID symptoms affecting you, and/or testing positive, including members of your household. Please don't attend if you have any doubts at all and let's keep the meetings, we all enjoy so much up and running. On arrival, please use hand sanitisers or wash hands, and use a mask if you wish, and respect reasonable distancing protocols regarding members when possible. We will ensure windows are open for ventilation. Although we are taking all serious measures possible, they can only minimise the risk of infection rather than eliminate it. It is important that you understand this and are happy to attend in person. Regards The Wings Team.





2024.



Please note that starting from the October 2024 meeting we will be increasing the admission price to £5.00 per meeting for adults and £2.50 per meeting for under 16's.



Thursday 10-10-2024

Flying the Lightning & its RAF Operations.

Lesley Hatcher, a former RAF aerobatics instructor and cold war fast jet pilot, gives an illustrated talk on the iconic Mach 2 English Electric Lightning. The talk covers its operational aspects (pros and cons) in service with the RAF and Lesley's own experiences of flying this dynamic aircraft.



Thursday 14-11-2024

H. H. Martyn & Co Ltd (forerunner of the Gloster Aircraft Company).

James Rendell's talk follows the life of Herbert Henry from an early life of poverty in the back streets of Worcester, to the glory years, the founding of H.H. Martyn in Cheltenham and then the Gloucester Aircraft Company and Dowty. The show focuses on the Martyn family and what they gave to our County, from artwork to engineering.



Thursday 12-12-2024

Woodhams Scrapyard. Where are they now?

Alan Price, a Railway preservationist and active volunteer at Didcot Railway Centre, talks about the history of the withdrawn steam locomotives that have been saved from Woodham Brothers Ltd scrapyard at Barry in South Wales.



2025.



Thursday 9-1-2025

Bloodhound. Land Speed Record (LSR).

Martin Evans LSR Ambassador updates us on the Bloodhound Car project and its iconic programme which not only aims to break the World Land Speed Record reaching speeds beyond 800mph, but also to showcase world class science and engineering.



Thursday 13-2-2025

Cotswold Canals Trust. Update on the Progress.

John Morris, from the CCT, gives us an illustrated talk on the exciting work and progress made since the trust's early beginnings in 1975, up to the present day on various phases of reopening the Cotswold Canal system from Saul Junction to Lechlade.



Thursday 13-3-2025

A "Steaming" Bohemian Rhapsody.

Ian and Jill Thomas take us on their recent rail travels with Steam Haulage in Bohemia, visiting Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland. Don't miss this incredible illustrated rail adventure!



Thursday 10-4-2025

Laguna's Spitfire Legacy. (LSL)

The LSL founder, Scott Booth gives us a unique illustrated talk on the story of Piotr Laguna and the WW2 Polish Fighter Pilots, their crews and many other RAF pilots; those named 'The Few' by Winston Churchill. This legacy also aims to return Polish 303 Spitfire P8331 "Sumatra" to the air.



Thursday 8-5-2025

The Bill Potter Collection. A Classic Rail Archive 1938 - 1988

Steam locomotive driver & fireman Chris Smith, gives us a slide show from his photographic archive featuring the high-quality Railway photography of railway enthusiast, Bill Potter. The show focuses on Steam and Diesel Hydraulic traction. An historic railway show not to be missed!



The Society cannot be held responsible for any Personal Injury or Loss of Member's Belongings. Programme subject to change at short notice.


Please contact Richard at wingsteam@debsillustration.co.uk 07909 960202 or Dave at dave@wingsandwheelssociety.org.uk 01453 544348 for more information.