Report on the ‘Whistlestop Valley Railway’ visit…..

On Saturday 16th October 2021 we visited ‘Whistlestop Valley Railway’  The event was originally proposed by Andrew Kibler and arranged by his friend Neil Cobbold who is a volunteer at the railway. The weather was kind and so the members and their guests enjoyed the afternoon on this well organised event. Our visit comprised two rides on the 15″ narrow … Continue reading “Report on the ‘Whistlestop Valley Railway’ visit…..”

Reminder ! Book the Whistlestop Valley Visit….

. A quick reminder to members that tomorrow, Monday 11th October, is the last day to book your places on the Whistlestop Valley Railway trip next Saturday…. Full details are to be found here:  Whistlestop Valley Railway Trip  where you will find the contact details. The weather forecast is for a dry day so do join us by contacting Andrew … Continue reading “Reminder ! Book the Whistlestop Valley Visit….”

Welcome to the 2021/2022 Session of Events…..

The President and Council warmly welcome members to join us for the forthcoming session of events. It has been a difficult few months for us all and we have endeavoured to keep up interest with a couple of excellent online lectures from Frank Smith and Barrie Yates. The online ‘Zoom‘ meetings got off to a slightly wobbly start (!) as … Continue reading “Welcome to the 2021/2022 Session of Events…..”

New Lecture Meeting Venue…..

Attention All Members !  New Meeting Venue… The lecture room in Cleckheaton is no longer available for our meetings due to redevelopment of the area and so council have selected a new venue in Morley for forthcoming meetings. The new venue has ample parking and similar facilities to our previous meeting room. Details are as follows:- Central Methodist Church Hall … Continue reading “New Lecture Meeting Venue…..”

World Water Speed Record…. An Update….

. Greetings all….  I went onto the ‘Quicksilver’ website to see if they are still making any progress. The answer is yes, but slowly.   Here is a graphic of what the finished craft will look like, along with some further information. Click the link….. Kind regards to all, Barrie Yates Meanwhile, the son of the current World Record Holder … Continue reading “World Water Speed Record…. An Update….”

Leeds Bradford Airport – A Potted History…..

Leeds Bradford Airport Our local airport has been in the news recently with proposals for a new more efficient and sustainable terminal and plans to increase passenger numbers from around four million per annum to seven million over a period of ten years. The history of the airport is an interesting story….. On October 17th 1931 ‘Leeds & Bradford Municipal … Continue reading “Leeds Bradford Airport – A Potted History…..”

Remembering Wing Commander Ken Wallis MBE…

Barrie Yates sent a couple of links which may bring back memories for some of the longer serving members of the association. Wing Commander Ken Wallis MBE came to Leeds to lecture us about his exploits with Autogyros.  The lecture theatre at Leeds University was packed that evening and the audience was enthralled by this amazing gentleman.  He was the … Continue reading “Remembering Wing Commander Ken Wallis MBE…”