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On a beautiful Friday morning some 36 members of the Association boarded the coach for an excursion to Cambridge.  The journey went very easily without holdup and we were soon approaching the Imperial War Museum at Duxford where a good half of the people were to enjoy a visit.   The remainder of us continued into the city,  but we heard later what a grand time the others had had as they visited a museum which contains eight and a half miles of walkways for those who really want to see everything.   And the everything contains aircraft, vehicles and tanks from a wide range of years.  I expect that some who opted for the city trip this time will be keen to return to visit Duxford on another occasion - certainly I shall.


Cambridge is as lovely as ever.   The river Cam,  the lawns ( called The Backs )  and the wonderful old college buildings all combine to make a visit very special.  We walked hither and yon marvelling at the architecture of the 18th century and earlier.  Others also took the open-top tour bus ride which went out to the Botanical Gardens in their round trip.  And after enjoying lunch we just made it to the Fitzwilliam Museum for a brief hour of enjoying a few of their many treasures.  The museum is some 200 years old and one could easily spend a week there,  but we only had a  short time available.  We will surely treat this trip as an appetizer and make our own way back to Cambridge for a longer stay.


This trip was organised by Martin and Margaret Easterby who are to be congratulated on providing us with a very fine day out.  They even got the weather just right although,  given our past experiences of Margaret's catering abilities,  there was some discussion on the bus as to whether lunch and afternoon tea might be included in the fare.   Perhaps next time !


Thanks go to Margaret and Martin,  and to those who supported them to make the whole trip possible.   We shall surely look forward to the next day out.

Cambridge or Duxford Combined Day Trip