TRANSPORT HISTORY GROUP
The villages of Goring and Streatley have been shaped by modes of travel - from ancient trackways, horse-drawn waggons, stage coaches and motor vehicles, to the river and railways, transport features strongly in the history of Goring and Streatley. The Group has made history too, by arranging Goring's first ever Blue Plaque (for Sam Saunders, the founder of Saunders-Roe) as well as the first steam train to stop here since the 1960s.
The Transport History Group (THG) is open to any member interested in the history of transport and incurs no extra subscription. Those who have signed up receive details of all the outings and a regular illustrated newsletter.
How does it work?
Members keep in touch by email, phone and letter. Activities cover all forms of transport including rivers, canals, sea, road, rail and air. Ten monthly outings are usually arranged each year and most trips use public transport, starting from Goring and Streatley Station. Sometimes travel is by minibus and/or shared cars. Venues include:
- Transport and industrial archaeology museums
- Preserved railways
- Old boats and planes
Members pay as they go on each outing, often at preferential group rates for both travel and any entry charges.
Recent past outings have included: The Transport Museum, Coventry, the Forest of Dean Railway, Hurst Castle on the Isle of Wight, a trip on the Shieldhall, and a guided tour of Tower Bridge..
Programme of Visits
The provisional list of outings for this year has now been agreed. We will try to stick to it, but in the past events beyond our control have often intervened! To download the list, please click here.
The next Transport History Group outing is to Poole Harbour on Wednesday 15 August. This will involve trips on boats or on a steam train. To download a form to book for this outing, please click here.
First become a member of the Goring Gap Local History Society and then contact us to find out more or join the Group.