Science and Engineering Group

09 November – “Hydraulic Valve Manufacture”      – Magnus Cooper (external speaker)

A Devonshire engineering company of 35 employees uses £1m of advanced technology to serve its markets, and even to lead the world in some product categories. Magnus Cooper, their Chief Designer, will look at the skills and processes that make it possible. He will bring some products to illustrate the talk.

The company designs and makes 95% of its products and these are used in large vehicles and yachts, unmanned submarines and commercial fishing boats. Their factory is capable of running itself overnight with the “lights out”!

Meetings are held at the Progressive Hall North Bradley, starting at 2:30 pm

Quiz Group

The first Quiz since February 2020 will be on Tuesday 19th October at 2pm till 4pm.

Change of Venue: GUIDE HUT in Trowbridge Park. There will be a charge per person of £1.50 to cover the cost of the venue.

I will set the quiz so it won’t be too difficult.

Please let Jean Stanford (details are in your newsletter) know if you can make it or just turn up.

Parking: Either the Cinema or M&S – 3hours free or Multi storey in Castle Place. 2hrs.free unless you park on the top floors.

Tyntesfield Monday 6th December

I am arranging a visit to Tyntesfield. The house will be dressed for Christmas, and hopefully will be as magnificent as previous visits.

You will also be able to walk round the gardens (weather permitting)

The Cow Barn café and shop will be open for hot/cold drinks & hot/cold food/snacks.

This is a National Trust Property. The costs for this trip which includes coach, entry to the house (NT members free) and driver’s tip will be.

National Trust Members: £10.60

Non National Trust: £22.00

To reserve a place on this trip please email or phone Jean Stanford for

a booking form on (and not before)

Thursday 28th October at 9am.

Jean’s contact details are in your Newsletter.