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HARD ROCK CAFE LONDON JUNE 2009

Worthing to Brighton

Brighton to Lewes

Bus to Cuckfield

Cuckfield to London Bridge

Bus to Hardrock Cafe for Meal

Bus to Victoria

Victoria to Worthing

Miles Travelled: 126

LONDON VIA KENT & HIGH SPEED JAVELIN TRAIN JULY 2009

Worthing to Brighton

Brighton to Ashford International via Eastbourne & Hastings

Ashford International to Canterbury West

Canterbury East to London Victoria via Gillingham & Herne Hill

Meal in London around Kings Cross

St Pancras International to Ashford International HS1 & Javelin HST @ 140mph

Ashford International to Brighton

Brighton to Worthing

Miles Travelled: 245

SHOEBURYNESS & SOUTHEND C2C SEPTEMBER 2009

Worthing to London Bridge

Walk to Fenchurch Street

Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness

Shoeburyness to Southend Central

Fish & Chip meal, then walk the Pier and return by train

Southend Victoria to Liverpool Street

Circle Line to Victoria

Victoria to Worthing

Miles Travelled: 198

NORTH LONDON LINE, OLYMPIC STADIA & EAST LONDON NOVEMBER 2009

Worthing to Clapham Junction

Clapham Junction to Willesden

Willesden Junction to Gospel Oak

Gospel Oak to Barking

Barking to Pitsea via Tilbury Docks

Pitsea to Fenchurch Street

Fenchurch Street to Stratford (DLR)

Stratford to Canary Wharf (DLR)

Meal at Canary Wharf

Bus Canary Wharf to Victoria

Victoria to Worthing

Miles Travelled: 192

CAMBRIDGE MARCH 2010

Worthing to St Pancras International

Kings Cross to Cambridge

View Cambridge, River Punt & Meal

Cambridge to Liverpool Street

Liverpool to Victoria Circle Line

Victoria to Worthing

Miles Travelled: 230

OXFORD OCTOBER 2010

Worthing to Victoria

Victoria to Paddington (Circle Line)

Paddington to Oxford via Didcot

Oxford to Paddington via Didcot

Paddington to Victoria (Circle Line)

Victoria to Worthing

Miles Travelled: 250

LONDON OVERGROUND NOVEMBER 2010

Worthing to East Croydon

East Croydon to West Croydon (Tram)

West Croydon to Dalston Junction (London Overground)

Link to Dalston Kingsland not complete at this time

Dalston Junction to Shadwell

Shadwell to Stratford (DLR) via Poplar

Stratford to Richmond North London Line Overground

Richmond to Victoria (District Line)

Victoria to Worthing

Miles Travelled: 115

CLACTON APRIL 2011

Worthing to Victoria

Underground to Liverpool Street

Liverpool Street to Clacton

Clacton to Liverpool Street

Liverpool Street to Worthing via Underground and Victoria

Miles Travelled: 250

MARGATE & RAMSGATE AUGUST 2011

Worthing to Brighton

Brighton to Ashford

Ashford to Margate

Margate to Ramsgate

Ramsgate to Ashford via (Dover & Folkestone)

Ashford to Worthing via Brighton

Miles Travelled: 230

LONDON OVERGROUND, PARLIAMENT HILL & ABBEY ROAD APRIL 2012

Worthing to East Croydon

Tram to West Croydon

West Croydon to Hampstead Heath (Parliament Hill)

Gospel Oak to South Hampstead via Willesden Junction (Abbey Road)

South Hampstead to Euston

Meal in West End

Victoria to Worthing

Miles Travelled: 120

TWO DAY TRIP TO GREAT MALVERN 2012

This trip was made in order to catch the early Great Western Brighton to Great Malvern train.  No one in the group had visited this Cotswold town.

The train was on time and a sedate trip took place via Southampton, Salisbury, Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Cheltenham Spa and Worcester.  Great Malvern had been visited by Michael Portillo so for once we followed him rather than he followed us when he started his rail trips around the UK.  We were first.

On wandering around the town we noticed that tours of the Morgan car plant were available if a booking was made.  The hotel owner knew their secretary and kindly booked a tour for the following morning still allowing time to return home.

The tour was extremely interesting to see how much of the cars were still handmade especially with shaping the wooden frame work.  The three wheeler model had made a comeback and now had a separate area for it production.

The standard design had examples from the early days through one off models to the more streamlined versions seen today

Starting cost for a basic model was £30,000 but most were custom made to owners requirements.  Paul O’Grady had a car being built for him and the interior work in the colour purple.

One of the others being shown round asked doesn’t the wood rot when it is outside, but the guide said if you bought a Morgan you didn’t leave it out in all weathers!!  We decided that buying one was out of our pockets!!

From there we caught the train back via Oxford, Reading and London.

HENDON APRIL 2013

Worthing to Clapham Junction

Clapham Junction to Camden Road via Highbury & Islington

This included travel on the latest Overground opening of Clapham to Surrey Quays

Camden Town to Colindale for RAF Hendon Museum

Colindale to Kings Cross (Meal)

St Pancras International to Worthing

Total = 140 miles