We will travel to the Crossness Pumping Station at Abbey Wood where tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits will be available on arrival. Followed by an illustrated talk giving the historical context and build up to the Great Stink of 1858, a look at the sewer system model showing Bazalgette’s engineering solution to London’s public health crisis, a guided tour of the Crossness site and the engines (Prince Consort the restored engine is unlikely to be operating because of a technical problem) and then we will be free to explore the Great Stink exhibition and view a wonderful collection of toilets!
We are arranging for a buffet lunch at Crossness, the cost of which will be included in the trip price. It was our intention also to visit The Thames Barrier Information Centre, however, we have been unable to obtain a
response to our calls and messages so that visit has been cancelled.
ITINERARY: The Premiere Travel coach will pick us up at Lidl’s at 8.45am, Willow Lea at 9.00am or Hildenborough Church at 9.15am. We currently anticipate return to Tonbridge at about 4.15pm.
COST: The outing will cost £48.00, which includes refreshments on arrival, talk, guided tour, the entrance fee and the buffet lunch. Also included are the coach hire, the driver’s and other gratuities and organisers expenses.
APPLICATION: Please send your application form and cheque made payable to Tonbridge U3A Travel, and a stamped self addressed envelope to Geoff Sharp, 3 Addlestead Road, East Peckham, Tonbridge TN12 5DU
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 24 August 2021
The outing is organised by Amy Stead 07903 800286 and Geoff Sharp 07774 433036.
GDPR: If you have not already completed a “Data Retention Consent form” we would appreciate you doing so with your application. This form can be downloaded from The Travel Team website:- www.tu3a-travel.org.uk on the Home page(we will also have forms available on the coach).