To coincide with the launch of our Brooklands themed tours, TML Travel Group is offering Group Organisers the opportunity to book a series of talks for their group, club or society.
Throughout 2015 & 2016, these talks have proved to be very popular amongst Probus Clubs, Rotary Clubs & also some Fellowship Groups.
These talks are given by the founding Director of TML Travel Group, David Arkell, who is also a Volunteer Steward of Brooklands Museum.
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Brooklands was the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907 and was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands was the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century.
This talk covers the history of Brooklands from 1906 to present day! That's 108 years of history to be exact ... and counting!
The talk is in two sections, which are split into chapters.
Part One is very much a general talk and covers Brooklands racing heyday, major aviation & other engineering achievements up to the sites closure in 1986. We then give you an overview of the wider Brooklands estate & the formation of the Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd in 1987.
Part Two picks up in the story in 1991 and covers the Brooklands Museum site today.
There is also a glimpse into the future with a brief overview of the "Re-engineering Brooklands" project, which was featured on BBC News in February 2015.
PART ONE - The History Of The Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit
PART TWO - Brooklands Museum TODAY!
This talk lasts about 45-50 minutes and is is given by way of a PowerPoint and video presentation. It is strongly recommended this talk is booked before booking our spin-off talk about Concorde.
This new talk designed as a spin-off to our original talk and is based on the first hand experiences of Sir George Edwards, OM.
PART TWO - Brooklands Concorde G-BBDG - The Forgotten Concorde
The talk lasts about 55-60 minutes and is is given by way of a PowerPoint and video presentation
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This talk could actually be given as two separate talks with the Brooklands Concorde Talk given as a stand alone talk with the addition of a 20 minute video presentation about G-BBDG's journey home to Brooklands. This would last about 40 minutes.
Points to bear in mind when booking these talks: