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List of Study Tours-CIHS (WEA classes started in Feb 1988)

Year Location Places visited Costs

1990 Thames & Medway    

1991 Sheffield    

1992 Birmingham    

1993 Manchester    

1994 Wiltshire    

1995 Gloucester    

1996 Derbyshire    

1997 Avon    

1998 Ironbridge Gorge    



2001 Newcastle (Tyne & wear)

-by train

20-22 April  The Tyne Bridges(Armstrong Swing Bridge)

 Elemore Colliery Winding Engine

 Fulwell Windmill

 Marsden Lime Kilns

 Monkwearmouth Railway Station

 Newburn –Lemington Glass Hired local mini-buses-drivers John Whitwick and Don Munns.

2002 Bristol/Bath

13-14 April  Didcot Railway Centre

 Radstock Museum

 Severn Bridge Visitor Centre

 Zinc Extraction, Warmley.

 Museum of Bath

 Dundas Viaduct & Midford Aqueduct £106

2003 N. Wales  Ellesmere Canal

 Routes to Ireland

 W A Madocks

 Festiniog Railway

 Welsh Highland Railway

 Power Generation by Water  

2004 Black Country, Birmingham, Coventry and Redditch  The Black Country

 Soho Foundry

 Pen Museum

 Jewellery Quarter

 Birmingham Canal

 Shadow factories and Peugeot Cars

 Warwick Gas Works

 Redditch Needle Industries

 Warwickshire aqueducts  

 Piece Hall Halifax

 Middleton Railway

 Leeds Industrial Past

 Bingley Five Rise Locks

 Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

 Saltaire World Heritage Site

 Leeds AND liverpool Canal

 Stainsby Water mill.

 Papplewick Pumping Station £200

2006 East Midlands 11th to 14th May 2006  Coventry Air Museum and Sir Frank Whittle

 John Taylor Bell Foundry Loughborough

 Shardlow Inland Port

 Derby Industries

 Rolls Royce

 Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Co.

 Marston Brewery

 Stapenhill Bridge

 Coors Visitor Centre

 Robey Engine

 BASS & Co.

 Transport of beer

 Claymills Pumping Station

 Moira Furnace

 Foxton Inclined Plane £240-sharing

£250 singles

2007 Manchester

10-14 May 2007  Macclesfield Heritage Centre

 Paradise Mill &Silk Museum

 Lion Salt works and Northwich Museum

 Catalyst Science Centre and Museum)

 World of Glass, St Helens

 Anderson Boat Lift

 Museum of Hatting-Stockport.

 Quarry Bank, Styal £255-sharing


2008 West Country CANCELLED  

2009 Liverpool-

23 to 26 April 2009

   Ellesmere Port Boat Museum

 Port Sunlight (inc. guided tour)

 Mersey Ferry

 Liverpool (inc. guided tour)

 Severn Valley Railway                  (Kidderminster to Bridgnorth)

 Sunday lunch £20

 Bridgnorth (inc. inland funicular ) £310 pp-sharing


2010 Sheffield

8th – 11th April 2010  Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield.

 Kelham Island Museum

 The Speedwell Cavern, Castleton

 Eyam, Plague Village.

 Cromford Mill, Cromford

 Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine.

 Mining Museum

 Sir Richard Arkwright’s Masson Mills.

 Strutt’s North Mill, Belper

 Crich Tramway Village £259-sharing


2011 S. Wales

14-17 April  Aberdulais Falls

 Penderyn Distillery (Whisky-making)

 Big Pit Coal Museum with mine tour

 Blaenavon Ironworks & Heritage Centre

 Pontypool Museum(-re Japanware)

 Nantgarw China Works

 Blue Badge Guide of Cardiff.

 Brecon Mountain Railway

 Abbey Mill-Old water mill. Cider Barn Restaurant £270

Stayed at Heritage Park Hotel, Trehafod, Pontypridd

2012 Lincoln

3 to 6th May  Shoe Museum, Northampton

 Rennie Mackintosh

 Lincoln Blue Badge Guide

 Lincoln Cathedral

 National Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby.

 Enderby Fish Smoker

 Coast Light Railway-Cleethorpes

 Dunstan Pillar

 Heckington (30mins)

 Sibsey Trader Windmill

 Pinchbeck Engine Museum-pumping the Fens.

 Ship Inn, Pinchbeck, for lunch £282

Stayed at Holiday Inn, Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln.

2013 Hampshire/West Sussex

25-28 April

   Twyford Waterworks

 Bursledon Brickworks

 Explosions Museum, Gosport

 HMS Alliance, RN Sub Museum.

 Spinnaker Tower

 Amberley Working Museum-Crafts/transport

 Eling Tide Museum

 Bucklers Hard £310.

Stayed at Hilton Hotel, Avisford Park

2014 Cornwall   



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West Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire

· The Shoddy Trade

· Yorkshire Mill Towns

· Piece Hall Halifax

· Bradford Industrial Museum

· Middleton Railway

· Leeds Industrial Past

· Bingley Five Rise Locks

· Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

· Saltaire World Heritage Site

· Leeds AND liverpool Canal

· Stainsby Water mill.

· Papplewick Pumping Station



East Midlands 11th to 14th May 2006

· Coventry Air Museum and Sir Frank Whittle

· John Taylor Bell Foundry Loughborough

· Shardlow Inland Port

· Derby Industries

· Rolls Royce

· Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Co.

· Marston Brewery

· Stapenhill Bridge

· Coors Visitor Centre

· Robey Engine

· BASS & Co.

· Transport of beer

· Claymills Pumping Station

· Moira Furnace

· Foxton Inclined Plane


£250 singles



10-14 May 2007

· Macclesfield Heritage Centre

· Paradise Mill &Silk Museum

· Lion Salt works and Northwich Museum

· Catalyst Science Centre and Museum)

· World of Glass, St Helens

· Anderson Boat Lift

· Museum of Hatting-Stockport.

· Quarry Bank, Styal



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