S.S Great Britain

Proposed Trip 16th March 2015
In response to many requests, the Trips Committee are offering you the chance to visit
The ship that changed the World. The SS Great Britain designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the world’s 1st great ocean liner.
In 1970 after many transatlantic crossings and adventures, this historic ship was reunited with the original Great Western Dockyard in Bristol where she was built. The Dry Dock is now Grade ll* listed and the surrounding dockyard area and buildings recreate the busy atmosphere of the ship being prepared for departure. The ship has been lovingly restored to her Victorian hey-day, a visit to the SS Great Britain allows you to step back in time and explore true stories from the opulent First-Class to the cramped and quarrelsome Steerage. Each kitchen and cabin, dining room and doctor’s surgery emanates authentic sounds and smells which bring the ship and its history to life. So much more than a dusty old museum, this is a living and breathing, atmospheric experience.
The Dry Dock has recently undergone a transformation. This iconic steam ship is the heart of a multi-award winning visitor attraction. Step ‘underwater’ for a unique and magnificent view of the ship below the beautiful glass sea; investigate the Riggers’ Yard and the Great Western Dockyard, test your skills with interactive displays and choose from a selection of fascinating audio companions. With storytelling and games for children to in-depth historical research in Brunel’s Institute, there is something for everybody at Brunel’s SS Great Britain
We will leave Trowbridge at 9.15, calling at Bradford on Avon at 9.30 and Melksham at 9.45. We are booked into the Museum at 11 a.m. We will be leaving at 4 p.m.
The cost for this trip is £14.95 per person
As this trip is not until MARCH please:
1. Register your interest now either by e-mail or telephone
2. Complete the booking form and send this with your payment in JANUARY
Tel: 01225 706551 Email: jo.miness@tiscali.co.uk
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Monday 16th March – SS Great Britain
Please return to Jo Miness, 40 Wellington Square, Melksham SN12 6QX
We will board at: 9.15a.m Trinity Church Trowbridge
9.30 a.m Bradford on Avon Station Car Park
9.45a.m Melksham Town Hall
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