Odiham District

Wings and Wheels

Status: Active, open to new members
Group Contact:
When: Monthly on Monday mornings
Second Monday of the month
Venue: Odiham and Greywell Cricket Club
Cost: £5 per year

This group is for those interested in the history and development of aviation and road transport. Its programme is a mixture of talks and visits, balanced to accommodate the interests of both aviation and road transport enthusiasts.

This advertisement appeared in the UK motorcycle press in 1951. Douglas was a long established manufacturer - they supplied machines for WW1 dispatch riders - and were still producing high quality medium capacity bikes in the 1950's. They were the first to recognise the significance of the scooter boom, making the Piaggio Vespa under licence in Bristol. Would any advertiser nowadays, in a two-wheeler marketing campaign, dare to cite the work of an early 20C French philosopher?
  • 2024 Programme

12 February - Air Accident Investigation. Talk by Peter Coombs and Roger Flynn

11 March - The Racing Reverend (Simon Butler). Talk about his motor racing experiences

8 April - Hunt's Transport. Talk by Gordon Hunt

13 May - The AVRO Shackleton. Talk by Air Cdr Bill Tyack

10 June - Visit to Army Aviation Centre, Middle Wallop

8 July - Visit to BA Headquarters (Waterside, Heathrow).

Gallery of photographs

Wings and Wheels' gallery